Mixed Case 4 Bottle 8: LoHud Wine of the Week: 2008 Langhe Rosso ‘Ars Vivendi,’ Renzo Seghesio

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For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case chosen by Jeffrey Wooddy, manager of Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry..

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LoHud Wine of the Week

2008 Langhe Rosso ‘Ars Vivendi,’ Renzo Seghesio: This wine’s aromas are practically alive, starting with floral, then earthy, then spicy, then fruity. The rich weight of Barbera, the subtle structure of Nebbiolo. Region: Langhe, Piemonte (Italy). Price: $24.99. Goes with: Think rich and earthy; mushroom risotto, white pizza with asparagus and porcini oil, or just pasta with a rich red sauce. Why I chose it: Piemonte is one of the world’s greatest winegrowing regions, yet I’m convinced that winedrinkers give it a pass because of the high prices for proper Barolo and Barbaresco. This wine is a perfect intriduction to Piedmont wines for under $25.

This is bottle 8 in our series.

To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk.

 

 

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Liz Johnson is the food editor of The Journal News and LoHud.com, for which she's won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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