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Azienda Agricola Valentini

Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2007 750ml

Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2007 Upon release, Valentini’s 2007 Trebbiano was hailed as a triumph in this warm vintage, and with 15 years of maturity, it’s a marvel. The nose... offers lots of stone and orchard fruits mingling with crushed herbs, wet river rocks, fresh earth, and white flower petals, but these typical white wine notes are complicated by coffee grounds, cidery oxidation, and a touch of barnyard funk. This Trebbiano is bold, majestic, and fascinating, and it builds to a crescendo with terrific lemony acidity and driving minerality that lingers on its long finish. Superb and drinking gorgeously now, but aerate well to blow off any hint of reduction!
$399.00In Stock
Giuseppe Rinaldi

Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi S.Lorenzo – Ravera 2007 750ml


About Giuseppe Rinaldi

Known to his peers as “Citrico,” or the acerbic one, Giuseppe Rinaldi, who died in 2018, held fast to his strong opinions. Beppe believed in growing... his grapes organically, and though he was one of the founders of ViniVeri, the natural Italian wine consortium, he never bothered to get his wines certified organic. Despite the fad for cru expressions — and despite owning parcels in three of Barolo’s best sites, Cannubi, Brunate, Le Coste, and Ravera — Beppe believed in the primacy of blended Barolo. Literally turning his back on fashion, Beppe had a barrique turned into a chair, affixing a sign saying that this was the only good use for barrique. Above all, Beppe believed in traditional, ultra-long-aging Barolo, and he made his wine as his grandfather did, fermenting in tini, or tall oak vats, using no temperature control, relying on manual punch downs, and aging his wines in giant botti for years. After his passing, Beppe’s daughters, Carlotta and Marta, assumed control of the estate, and they continue to make wines that their father, their grandfather, and their great-grandfather would recognize. Giuseppe Rinaldi crafts serious, timeless, remarkable Barolo, Barbera, Langhe Nebbiolo and other quintessentially Piemontese bottlings — some things will never change, and for this, the wine world is grateful.