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May 27, 2013

Winemaker’s Tasting – Vietti

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 8:10 pm

vietti_castiglioneAuthor: Dirk Chan

deVine and International Cellars present 4th generation winemaker and proprietor of the Vietti Estate, Luca Currado for an evening of Piedmonte wines at the store on Thursday, May 30th at 7pm. Currado is a most interesting speaker, an avid spokesman for the Piedmonte region with a vast opinion that he is willing to share with all who will listen. His opinions on biodynamics is intriguing, and so is the history of his custom designed labels – this promises to be a night to remember.

The Vietti estate was founded in 1919 in the quaint town of Castiglione Falletto. In the last decade or so, Luca has raised the quality to a completely new level where it competes now with the best in this relatively small region.

We will taste their Arneis, a white grape that was nearly lost in the late sixties that Vietti is responsible for bringing back into prominence and in fact thriving and taking over from Gavi as the preferred white grape. The Dolcetto and Barbera d’Alba Tre Vigne will also be sampled, alongside the Barbaresco Masseria and what Vietti is most known for, their Barolo’s. This is a sit-down event with a duck confit food pairing. We’ll end with another Vietti favourite, their aromatic sparkling dessert wine – the Moscato d’Asti. Here is a rare opportunity to speak with a great winemaker, an alumnus of California’s Opus One, and of Bordeaux’s Mouton-Rothschild. Only 18 seats available, and advance registration is required.

Complete tasting information and registration here..

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