Cantalupo Primagenia

Antiche Vigneti di Cantalupo “Primagenia” 2005, Piemonte The Colline Novarese DOC is located in the smaller cluster of designated zones in northern Piemonte that includes Gattinara and Ghemme, two familiar names for devotees of Nebbiolo. The regulations...

South American Wines

Last night the Wine School hosted a tasting of South American wines at the Senior Law Center. Over the course of the evening, we poured everything from the usual suspects (malbec, sauvignon blanc) to less-known varietals and blends (torrontes, syrah-bonarda), and what...

Global Wine Studies: South America

I. High Altitude Whites Bodegas Lurton 2007 Torrontes, Argentina Kingston Family 2006 “Cariblanco” Sauvignon Blanc, Chile II. “Native ” Sons Altos Las Hormigos 2006 “Colonia Las Libres” Bonarda, Argentina Concho y Toro 2005...

Dominio del Plata 2006 “Crios de Susana Balbo,” Mendoza

There’s nothing terribly new about Argentina, but the blend here might be unfamiliar: Syrah (which you know) and Bonarda (which you might not). But for $12.99 in PA right now, it’s a wine that’s worth trying. This fruity, surprisingly complex steal,...

Not Your Uncle Enzo’s Bonarda

Let’s set the record straight – Croatina is NOTBonarda, although in Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna that is how it is erroneously identified. Bonarda is a separate varietal that is extensively cultivated in the Piedmont, showing up in the Nebbiolo based blends...