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..
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.
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