Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Wine of the Week - Montaribaldi Langhe Rosso "Trestelle"

Italian wines- especially from the Piedmont region where Nebbiolo is king, produces some of the world's most powerful and ageable wines. While bottles such as these might not be as accessible for everyone, the Montaribaldi Trestelle blends together the three most important red wine grape varieties of the Piedmont region in northwestern Italy: Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera. It is a fruit-forward red with good structure and elegance. The bright, "sour cherry" aroma and bright acidity of Barbera liven up the earthier notes of Dolcetto, while Nebbiolo contributes robust tannins, acids and its distinct tar-and-roses aroma. 


In 1968 Pino Taliano founded Taliano Guiseppe. He acquired vineyards throughout the Piedmont and his desire was to create a diverse array of holdings that could highlight the different soils, climatic conditions and traditional varietals of the Piedmont. In 1994, Pino's son Luciano took over the reins and changed the name of the family business to Azienda Agricola Montaribaldi. The name Montaribaldi refers to the ancient Roman road that linked the winery to the different vineyards throughout the Piedmont, thus creating a philosophical and geographical umbrella that tie Luciano's forward looking Domaine to the rich viticultural history of the region. The vision of the Montaribaldi reflects the mantra of "place over process" and the winemaking is done in such a way as to bring this to fruition.

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