The wines of Corte Gardoni, which lies south of Lake Garda and west of Verona, represent some of the best values not just from Italy, but from anywhere. This blend of Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Barbera, and Sangiovese evokes juicy citrus and ripe orchard fruit. The depth of flavor and elegance on display here are usually found in bottles twice its price.
For lovers of white wine, can opening a bottle of a nearly extinct, heirloom variety be as exciting as opening a bottle of Meursault or Chablis? Yes! You can go anywhere in the world and find a glass of Chardonnay. The same cannot be said of Mataòssu. Due to its extremely limited cultivation along Italy’s Ligurian coast, it is an evocative and distinct—albeit widely overlooked—expression of this widely beloved region. You can’t go wrong with grilled fish or the Ligurian specialty pasta al pesto!
Back in April, writing in the New York Times, Eric Asimov called Fantino’s Rosso dei Dardi “lovely and gorgeous.” I’ll add that this Nebbiolo is an exceptional match for all kinds of fare, but especially roast fowl or grilled mushrooms. With all of the roast chicken and turkey I will be eating between now and the end of the year, I plan to stock up on this wine. You would be wise to do the same!
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