January 4, 2017
A Note from Sergio
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The hills of Piemonte look as if God reached down and plunged his fingers in a lush green pie. Like the whorls of an extreme close-up of a fingerprint, every slope is lined like ruled paper with rows and rows of vines, each plot showing mathematical precision, fitting together like pieces of a laser-cut jigsaw puzzle. There's a dizzying sense in Barolo in particular. As you approach, it doesn't look as if it's so high, so round, or so confusing--but atop every hillside there's this tumbling sense of rolling down and falling.
Driving around Piemonte, I'm always struck with the same thought: If there was ever a landscape that looks like it should make great wines, Piemonte is it. If only in this one case, looks are not deceiving. Some of the world's greatest wines come from this region, and many of the world's greatest winemakers have gravitated there, pulled by the sheer force of its terroir, its challenges, its rewards, and its beauty. You don't really get Piemonte's magic of nature, impenetrable history and human ingenuity, until you visit, and the more you visit, the more it just floors you.
Piemonte is beautiful beyond words. So too are its wines, when crafted by the hands of a master. Today, I'm very happy to present fifteen wonderful wines from Piemonte, a beautiful roster of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and more, all from the warm 2012 vintage. As with yesterday's list of 2010 Brunello, this roster of 2012 Piemonte wines has something for every person who already loves the region's wines--and there's much for those new to these iconic bottles to discover. If your cellar is depleted, if your palate hankers for adventure, or if you just aren't ready to finish indulging, this offer is for you.
Finally, don't miss the rare Montalcino Super-Tuscan from Cerbaiona or Domaine Gallois' $90 Gevrey-Chambertin Combe aux Moines--they're really, really good!
1. Spotlight on Excellence: 15 Luscious Piemonte Wines from 2012
3. Time Sensitive Offer: Domaine Gallois' Affordable, Sauvage 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin
2. Only At IWM:
Cerbaiona's Delectable Rosso IGT
4. Wine Events: Upcoming January Wine Tasting Events