Wine

This is our Fall wine feature.  This is what we are excited to showcase.  The wine list is constantly changing as we specialize in small production artisanal made wine from Italy and around the world.  A lot of time, when the wine is gone its gone till next and we welcome new additions to our cellar.  This is our current flight program.  We offer another 10 wines by the glass and 50 more by the bottle.

White                                                                                   3oz/5oz/Bottle

Roero Arneis Piedmont White Flight 2oz of three wines below                  17.

2014 Roero Arneis, Azienda Agricola Matteo Correggia                 7.5/12./59.
 Arneis is a grape that was nearly extinct forty years ago.  It is now enjoying its renaissance through  this top notch producer.  Stone fruits dominate with a pleasant herbal fennel note.  Zingy and tangy finish made this a great start to your meal.

2014 Roero Arneis, Vietti                                                             9./14./68.
We are drinking Arneis today because of this estate. Alfredo Currado believed in the potential of  this ancient varietal back in the sixties.  During the time it was becoming more fashionable to plant international grapes, Signor Currado wanted to preserve Arneis.  His hard work has given us a clean and fresh white overflowing with pears and quince jam.   Kudos to an extraordinary viticoltore.     

 2011 Roero Arneis, Casa Vinicola Bruno Giacosa                         10./16./79.
 Another traditional master, Bruno Giacosa has produced some of Piedmont´s most memorable wines.  Sourced from an old plot, this white is steely, minerally and crisp.  While it stills shows those decadent fruit notes it stays along the wine path of gravel and crushed quartz.  Not every Arneis has the ability to show this well beyond the first three years of its life!

 

Red                                                                                              3oz/5oz/Bottle 

Everyday Piedmont Red Flight 2oz of three wines below                                        16.

2014 Vino Rosso Brachetto ´Anthos´, Azienda Agricola Matteo Correggia       7./10./49.
Brachetto is a simple grape that is usually crafted as a sweet and sparkling apéritif.
Here Correggia has keep the wine as a light and fresh but opted for a dry style.  Look  for notes of raspberry and candied cranberry. Amazing producer in the sandy soils of Roero.

2013 Dolcetto d´Alba, Azienda Agricola Giovanni Corino                               6./9.5/45.
Corino´s vineyards are situated in the hilltops of La Morra.  Although the name implies sweetness, it is actually a reference to the winemaker´s fondness for this grape.  Super quaffable, showing notes of racy cherry fruit, wet stones and bitter chocolate.

2013 Barbera d´Asti ´Montebruna´, Braida di Giacomo Bologna                        9./15./74.
Barbera is the most versatile grape in Piedmont.  It can be done anywhere from a light
and simple table wine to a full throttled formula 1car of a wine.  Here we are closer to the latter.  Big and brooding style red, with plenty of earth, spice leather and dark fruit. 

 

Red                                                                                              3oz/5oz/Bottle 

Nebbiolo Flight 2oz of three wines below                                                            22.

2013 Langhe Nebbiolo, Azienda Agricola Giovanni Rosso                              8.5/14./65.
This is essentially Giovanni Rosso´s young vine Barolo.  Mainly fruit from the
highly prized vineyards in the village of Serralunga, this is an absolute bang on
example of the varietal.  Red fruit, cut roses, and wild herbs dominate all wrapped
up in a medium weight package.  Great starting point.  

2010 Barbaresco, Cantina del Pino                                                                                   11./18./88.
Renato Vacca used to contribute to the local cooperative before deciding to branch
off on his own.  His knowledge of his land and its history is second to none.  T
Barbaresco ´normale´, is anything but normal.  Loads of high toned cherry fruit and
kirsch give way to forest floor notes balanced by soft tannins.

2010 Barolo ´Riva del Bric´, Azienda Vitivinicola Paolo Conterno                12./19./92.
Barolo is called the king of wines and the wine of kings.  Bold statement but at Bricco we are firm believers.  This red has it all.  It is big yet shows restraint.  Balance of fruit, tannin and acidity is wonderful.  Flavour profile is of mushrooms, wet earth, loose leaf tea and spice black cherry.  As a side note the first Barolo I ever tried was a 1993 from Paolo Conterno and have been drinking ever since.