2015 Vespolina "Favolalunga" (Boniperti, Gilberto)
Boniperti, Vespolina "Favolalunga", Piemonte, Italy 2015 100% VespolinaBLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, VIOLETS & ROSEWATER, FIRM & FRESH In a rare one-man show from Nebbiolo’s significantly less famous yet very-apt offspring, Vespolina, the aforementioned variety shows both a similarity to pappy and its propensity toward being ever-so-slightly kinder and gentler. Bright, firm, and silky (yet delicately sawtoothed with tannin), this is a distinctly Piemontese red with the pomegranate and blood orange notes sometimes associated with Nebbiolo. Spicy, slightly wintery notes round out this offering from Gilberto Boniperti, whose Grandfather’s words, “Go out in the vineyards, there is always something to do there,” foreshadowed his ceaseless passion. Serving Suggestion: Honeyglazed ham w/ cinnamon & olive oil-sautéed string beans red onions & garlic. Fried beet crisps w/ rosemary & sea salt.
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