February 2023

What better way to celebrate amore than drinking Italian wine! This month’s picks come tous from the Kermit Lynch wine merchant. For decades they have been a leader in the industry for importing outstanding quality French & Italian wines. When you see the label Kermit Lynch… you’ll know your in good hands.

Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine, has hundreds of wine varieties and a semi complicated classification system. To ease our way in we will focus on one region at a time! These 3 wines are all from Piedmont, one of Italy’s most acclaimed wine growing regions. It’s known for high quality and produces more DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita — Italy’s top wine classification) designated wines than any other region.

In Piedmont, there are a total of 59 regions (including Barolo, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barberad’ Asti, etc.) and the name of the region is listed prominently on Piedmont wine labels (often noted alongside the variety).

The main red grapes to know are Barbera, Nebbiolo & Dolcetto. Whites include Arnies, Moscato Bianca, & Cortese. We will focus on just the types in your bag today and will get to the others another time!

Barbera is the most planted variety in Piedmont and it’s what you’ll often find the localsdrinking. Great wines of Barbera deliver aromas of red and black fruit (particularlyraspberries, lingonberries, and blackberries).Dolcetto Loved for its lower acidity and soft, fruity flavors of plums, blackberries, andraspberries.

Dolcetto wine often has lifted floral aromas of violets and black peppercorn that are contrasted with a firm tannin texture. Exceptional producers are found in both DOCG and DOC areas (especially Alba).

TIP: Italian wines beg to be served with food- especially the bold reds! SALUTE!


GUIDO PORRO Dolcetto d’Alba ‘Vigna l’Pari’

Piedmont, Italy

Uncomplicated and easy to down, Porro’s Dolcetto illustrates the popular appeal of such wines. It smells of violets and wild blackberries, feels soft, plump, and round on the palate, and is completely gulpable. This bottle begs for a dish of hearty lasagna or a plate of chicken wings. Sustainable

Producer: Guido Porro

Founded in: 1900

VALPANE Barbera del Monferrato ‘Rosso Pietro’

Piedmont, Italy

This has always been an excellent value: an aged wine at a young-wine price. This vintage is all black cherry—on the nose, in the glass, everywhere. Forget sugarplums. You’ll have visions of black cherries dancing through your head. Pietro releases the Rosso Pietro only when he believes it’s ready, usually after a few years in bottle, & it always has a savory, balsamic note that patient aging reveals. Sustainable

Producer: Pietro Arditi

Founded in: 1899

ELVIO TINTERO Vino Rosato Secco

Piedmont, Italy

This one is a no-brainer: fresh and dry, low in alcohol, with flavors of wild red berries and sweet lemon, with just enough fizz, making it the perfect sipper for long summer evenings. 85% Barbera, 12% Arneis, 3% Moscato Sustainable

Producer: Marco Tintero

Founded in: 1900



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