the journey through piedmont continues…
and what better way to wind down on a wonderful thursday night than with a delicious bottle of wine, especially after the holidays. for last night’s selection, we ended up picking a wine that we have never tried before – a 2013 cascina val del prete ‘bricco medica’ roero. wow, now if only i knew how to exactly pronounce that correctly?! coming from the northern region of roero, this wine’s vines are actually situated at 900 feet above sea level. “after 25-30 days of maceration, the wine ferments in cement for 16 months, followed by six months in bottle.” it was fascinating to learn that this wine is aged in cement, definitely something i had never heard of before…i guess you learn something new everyday! and you can definitely pick up on the floral aromas and light spice on the palate…absolutely delicious. honestly, this is a wine we probably never would’ve picked up due to our unfamiliarity of it – we are guilty of gearing towards the barolos of piedmont. but this has allowed us to open up our eyes a little more to what is out there.
now we decided to pair up our wine selection with a homemade scalloped potato and ham dish (first time ever trying my mom’s recipe) – but it is also recommended to pair this wine with herb-roasted pork loins, prosciutto and fatty cheeses due to the level of tannins and acidity in the wine!
only a few months until we get to travel to nyc AND visit the verve wine storefront. but until then, we will continue our journey through the grand tour. interested in trying out a new wine club in 2018? visit grandtourwine.com for more information.
until next time