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2022 Vino Bianco

Cantine Elvio Tintero
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Value of the Month is quite an understatement here. This one needs a central spot in our all-time Value Hall of Fame. It’s ridiculously good, and I don’t mean “good” as in “good for the price.” I mean straight-up delicious, fun, good wine. I don’t know how Tintero does it, putting out wines that are artisanally and sustainably made on his small family azienda at prices like this. Perhaps it’s just a question of priorities. No fancy cars are parked in his driveway, if you catch my drift. This vino bianco is as unpretentious as its maker yet is far more than a simple vino. Lovely, crisp, fresh fruit aromas abound from the first pour. The wine itself is dry, low in alcohol, smooth, and flavorful, with Tintero’s signature frizzante touch of just the faintest hint of bubbles to liven it up. You really can’t go wrong with this one. My advice is to drink it chilled as can be on a hot summer day for the full experience.

Chris Santini


Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2022
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 50% Favorita, 25% Moscato, 20% Arneis, 5% Chardonnay
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Producer: Cantine Elvio Tintero
Winemaker: Marco Tintero
Vineyard: 5 ha, 30 years average
Soil: Clay, limestone with rocks
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 11.5%

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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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