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December 9, 2019
A Note from Sergio

Piemonte doesn't begin and end with Barolo or Barbaresco. While these collector bottlings of the fussy Nebbiolo grape made Piemonte famous with critics and connoisseurs, other indigenous and delicious varietals grow side by side with Piemonte's diva grape--Barbera and Dolcetto most notably. I often talk about Barbera and Dolcetto as being the wines that even Barolosti themselves drink on an everyday basis, but the fact is that these two Piemonte natives are not unique in this respect. There are great Nebbiolo wines that come from regions other than Barolo or Barbaresco, and these wines also help fill the need for approachable, affordable and easy-going Piemonte reds.

Today's e-letter celebrates three of these wines that, like the Supremes to Diana Ross, often get lost in the shadows of the superstar: Barbera and Dolcetto. Cultivated and crafted by Piemonte master Luciano Sandrone, today's more humble wines are nothing to scoff at--below you'll find Sandrone's classic 2018 Dolcetto d'Alba, its outstanding 2017 Barbera d'Alba, and its beautiful 2017 Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba! All three of these Sandrone wines are absolutely delicious, and you can drink them immediately, or let them mellow in your cellar for a few years. Take a trip to the less famous side of Piemonte--when your guide is Luciano Sandrone, you know it'll be terrific!


Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Spotlight on Excellence: Delectable Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto from Luciano Sandrone
2. Wine Events: Upcoming December Wine Tasting Events

My Best,

Sergio Esposito