Who says you have to pay big bucks for an authentic expression of terroir? Not Marco Tintero, the current generation running things at his family’s 120-year-old estate. There’s no mistaking this scrumptious red for anything other than Nebbiolo—perfectly ripe, dusty red fruit, gentle tannins, and the telltale scents of tar and roses.
This is such an effortless white wine. It’s always tasty and nimbly accompanies just about any food or occasion. The 2020 vintage offers lots of pear with a bit of citrus zest and an herbal note. Each sip is a crash of flavor up front followed by a brisk, delicate finish, like an ocean wave that breaks and then disappears into the sand.
From vineyards on a plateau overlooking the Adriatic Sea, and made from Verdeca, a local variety related to Verdicchio, Gianni Carparelli’s “Faraone” is refreshingly green, rich, and briny, like a bowl of Castelvetrano olives. There’s lots to love for Sancerre and Corsica fans on a budget.
How about a smooth, fruit-laden quaffer made by Barolo wizards? The Fantino brothers, Alessandro and Gian Natale, work their magic with grapes from the Dardi section of the famous Bussia cru in Monforte d’Alba. This everyday rosso’s perfumed Nebbiolo fruit and tender tannins encourage pulling the cork just for the sake of quenching one’s thirst.
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