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2021 Vino Rosso

Cantine Elvio Tintero
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Poll the members of the KLWM staff and you’ll find that Piemonte is undoubtedly one of our favorite regions. While it delivers spectacular, grand reds, namely Barolo and Barbaresco, the region is also home to wines of unrivaled value. This bottling comes from a specialist of Piemontese value, Marco Tintero, whose family has been making wine in the off-the-beaten-path town of Mango for over a century.
      Marco cultivates a wide variety of Piemontese grapes and shows his facility with them in this rosso, which consists of a slightly different blend every year depending on what the vintage yields. The perennial backbones of this cuvée, though, are Barbera and Dolcetto, two regional varieties that complement each other incredibly well. Barbera provides irresistible bite and mouthwatering acidity, while Dolcetto delivers generous fruit notes and joyfulness. Evoking brambly fruit, tobacco, and licorice, Tintero’s Rosso offers a perfect entry point to the charms of Piemonte.

Tom Wolf


Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 50% Barbera, 40% Dolcetto, 5% Nebbiolo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Producer: Cantine Elvio Tintero
Vineyard: 15 year average, 1 ha
Soil: Clay
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 12.5%

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About The Region

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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