What To Drink Now: 5 Worldly Reds To Toast The Weekend
Happy Sunday! If you are managing through a “dry January” congratulations, you are in your last week of holding out. If you are like me who resolved simply to take a wine country trip every day through the bottle, making every glass an adventure, let’s go around the world with a few wine selections that may not be on your radar, but should be.
On the northwestern border of Piemonte, Ghemme DOCG celebrates a similar rustic style of Nebbiolo Barolo and Barbaresco, with strict guidelines for aging, i.e. a minimum of 36 months of which 20 must take place in barrel, and 9 months in bottle before release. But, unlike some of the bolder Barolo wines that require several more years of bottle aging to soften, the Ghemme wines are often ready to enjoy upon release. Blending 90% Nebbiolo with 10% Vespolina, Torraccia del Piantavigna Ghemme DOCG ($45) showcases black and blue fruits, blackberry, blueberry, black plum, and cherry with a tart, slightly sour cherry note, highlighting beautiful acidity and a concentrated tannic structure in the wine. A perfect wine for braised beef or game pairings.
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By Hayley Hamilton Cogill, CS/CSW | Red Wine with
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