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Barbaresco and Barolo Masterclass
February 21, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presents
The Barbaresco and Barolo Masterclass
A comprehensive look at two of the top wine regions of the world
They are two of the best known but least understood wine regions in the world. They have different rules, regulations, soils, and histories. The single varietal used to make the wines, Nebbiolo, is a mystery to many. How can such a delicate looking wine have so much power? How do these wines of finesse and detail have such strength and age-worthiness? These questions, and many more, will be explored in the Barbaresco and Barolo Masterclass.
Me and Enrico Dellapiana of Rizzi Barbaresco, tasting Nebbiolo. October 2011.
We will dive deep into the topography and terroir of both Barbaresco and Barolo, covering the five key towns of Barolo (Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba, and Monforte d’Alba) and their surrounding vineyards, along with the three key sub-zones of Barbaresco. To help understand the ‘velvet fist in an iron glove’ that these wines are, we will taste a wide range including some aged gems purchased specifically for this event. This is bound to be one of the top selections of wines you will experience in 2015.
Additionally, we will of course discuss the deep history of the area, including their connection to Burgundy, France.
The region of Piemonte is a gastronomic paradise for lovers of Italian foods, and we will cover the traditional dishes of the region. Your class packet will include great recipes that will bring Piemonte home for you.
I hope you can join us for this much anticipated class. Seating is extremely limited.