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2020 Vino Rosso

Cantine Elvio Tintero

What’s the most classic pairing you can think of? Maybe it’s Fred and Ginger, or peanut butter and jelly, or gin and tonic. But what about Tintero’s light, juicy rosso and a plate of antipasti? It’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind, or the tenth, but when I have a slice of soppressata and a handful of cured olives and then chase it with a tumbler of this aromatic, pleasantly tart blend of Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Cabernet, I can’t imagine a better pairing in all the world.

Dustin Soiseth

Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2020
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 50% Barbera, 40% Dolcetto, 5% Nebbiolo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Producer: Cantine Elvio Tintero
Winemaker: Marco Tintero
Vineyard: 15 year average, 1 ha
Soil: Clay
Aging: Seven or eight months in stainless steel before bottling
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 12.5%

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About Piedmont

map of Piedmont

Kermit’s love affair with the great reds of Piemonte dates back to the early days of his career: the very first container he imported from Italy, in fact, featured legendary 1971 and 1974 Barolos from Vietti and Aldo Conterno. Regular visits since then have seen our portfolio grow to now twelve Piemontesi estates, with a strong focus on the rolling hills of the Langhe.

Nebbiolo rules these majestic, vine-covered marl slopes, giving Italy’s most mystifyingly complex, nuanced, and age-worthy reds. When crafted via traditional production methods—long macerations and extensive aging in enormous oak botti—the powerful, yet incredibly refined Barolos and Barbarescos provide haunting aromatics of tar, raspberry, incense, tea, roses, and more. At times austere in their youth but well worth the wait, they pair beautifully with the hearty local cuisine starring veal in many forms, braised beef, pastas like tajarin and agnolotti, and of course, Alba’s famous white truffles.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Piemonte’s climate is continental, with baking hot summers and cold winters. Nebbiolo is only part of the story here: juicy, fruity Barberas and Dolcettos represent the bread and butter throughout the region, and other native grapes like Freisa, Croatina, and the white Arneis are also noteworthy. Value abounds in the Monferrato, while Alto Piemonte also has its share of thrills to provide.

Every corner of Piemonte is rich with tradition, especially when wine is concerned. It’s no wonder we have been singing the region’s praises for over forty years.

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Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

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