La Festa del Barolo….. July 25-29th 2016

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 FESTA DEL BAROLO
 FIVE COMMUNES & FIVE DINNERS
A celebration of the great wines of Piedmonte
 MELBOURNE July 25 – 29th, 2016
As an importer and wine merchant focusing on Italian wines, it is great to see an event (or as we see it, a celebration) that focuses solely on Barolo and specifically the communes of Barolo.

Hosted at Bellota Wine Bar, La Festa del Barolo will look at a different commune every night with every major importer of Italian wine involved. You will get the best of the best, from every commune and if you wanted to learn more about Barolo, or already love it, this is the event for you.

Below is the information on each night, put together by our good friends and hosts Prince Wine Store/Bellota. It is going to be one of the great Italian wine events for some time…..

Festa del Barolo is a five day event hosted by a collective of Australia’s most important importers of Italian wine. Over the course of five dinners we will highlight each of the most significant communes of this unique region. Starting on a Monday with La Morra and culminating with Serralunga on Friday, each night the team at Bellota will be cooking traditional fare of the region matched to a bracket of four examples from the relevant commune. In addition to the communal bracket, there will also be a diverse selection of other Piemontese wines to purchase by taste, glass or carafe. The Festa will feature a who’s who of producers including Altare, Scavino, Mascarello, Fantino, Manzone, Veglio, Vajra and too many more to mention.  You can view the full list of wines by themed commune via the links below. Bookings are being taken per night. We also have a selection of focused dinners featuring the first of which (with Pio Boffa from Pio Cesare) is listed below as well. Places are limited to 40 customers only for each dinner. Please call the store on (03) 9686 3033 or book online below. When booking feel free to nominate a time you’d like to come.

 

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MONDAY La Morra in Focus $170  Bellota Wine Bar MELBOURNE July 25 6 – 9.30pm, 2016
 
Monday night is La Morra night. This is the largest commune in the area and thanks to the dominance of the Tortonian soils it produces wines that are the most perfumed and feminine of all the Barolo communes. Its most esteemed vineyards include Rocche dell’Annunziata, Brunate, La Serra and Arborina and it plays host to some of Barolo’s greatest producers. Monday is a celebration of these wines and an unmissable opportunity to experience the wines with complimentary food surrounded by a room full of like-minded Nebb-nuts! Places are limited to 40 customers only. Please call the store on (03) 9686 3033 or book online below.
 
On Arrival 2014 Correggia Roero Arneis OR 2015 Castellari Bergaglio Gavi ‘Fornaci’ Menu Salami Selection Wild mushroom gnocchi with truffle Brasato al Barolo, buckwheat polenta and kale Cheese plate Wine Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2012 Trediberri Barolo Rocche dell Annuziata 2012 Elio Altare Barolo Brunate  2011 Mauro Veglio Barolo Arborina 2012
 
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 TUESDAY  Barolo in Focus $170 Bellota Wine Bar MELBOURNE July 26 6 – 9.30pm, 2016
 
Tuesday night is all about Barolo. As with its neighbour La Morra, the dominant soil types here are from the Tortonian era and contain a high percentage of limestone and marl giving them their distinctive freshness and perfume. However, the wines from the commune of Barolo tend to be more structured and dense, a captivating blend of elegance and power. The most renowned vineyards here (there are many) include Brunate, Cerequio and the hallowed Cannubi. Barolo is the heart of the region and houses some of the most famous names in Italian wine. This dinner, like all of the communal dinners for Festa Dal Barolo should not be missed.  Places are limited to 40 customers only. Please call the store on 03 9686 3033 or book online below.
On Arrival 2014 Correggia Roero Arneis OR 2015 Castellari Bergaglio Gavi ‘Fornaci’ Menu Salami Selection  Veal shin ragu with taglerini Gran billion misto Piednontese Cheese plate Wine  Vajra Bricco dell Viole Barolo 2005 Paolo Scavino Cannubi 2010 Giuseppe Mascarello 2011 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Terlo 2011
 
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 WEDNESDAY Castiglione Falletto in Focus $170 Bellota Wine Bar MELBOURNE July 27 6 – 9.30pm, 2016
 
Castiglione Wednesday. Castiglione Falletto is the perfect midway event as the area represents the transition between the communes of La Morra and Barolo and those of Serralunga and Monforte d’Alba. The wines from this relatively small sub region tend to marry the elegance of those with the Tortonian soils from the West and the Helvetian dirt to the East. There are many excellent producers here and a number of super vineyards, including Rocche di Castiglione, the legendary Monprivato, Briccho Boschis and many others. Need a hump day Barolo fix? This is the place to be on Wednesday the 27th of July.  Places are limited to 40 customers only. Please call the store on 03 9686 3033 or book online below.
On Arrival 2014 Correggia Roero Arneis OR 2015 Castellari Bergaglio Gavi ‘Fornaci’ Menu Salami Selection Duck agnolotti with truffle  Slow cooked wild boar, tomato, oregano, pearled barley braised greens and anchovy Cheese plate Wine Sobero Ciabot Tanasio Barolo 2012 Cavalloto Barolo Bricco Boschis 2011 Cascina Fontana Barolo 2011 Brovia Barolo Rocche 2011
 
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 THURSDAY Monforte d’Alba in Focus $170 Bellota Wine Bar MELBOURNE July 28 6 – 9.30pm, 2016
 
Monforte on a Thursday. I think Burton Anderson in his Wine Atlas of Italy summed it up well when he wrote “Wines of potent structure and uncommon depth of flavor”. These long lived, powerful and intense wines offer a unique expression of the region. The most southern of the five communes and nestled between Barolo to the NW, Castiglione in the immediate North and Serralunga to the NE Monforte is home to such icons of Italian wine as Giacomo Conterno, Domenico Clerico, Manzone and many more. Places are limited to 40 customers only. Please call the store on 03 9686 3033 or book online below.
On Arrival 2014 Correggia Roero Arneis OR 2015 Castellari Bergaglio Gavi ‘Fornaci’ Menu Salami Selection Barolo beef ravioli with fried sage Gran billion misto Piednontese Cheese plate Wine Elio Grasso Gavarini Chinera 2011 A & G Fantino Dardi 2010 Aldo Conterno Cicala 2005 Manzone Gramolere 2011
 
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 FRIDAY Serralunga in Focus $170 Bellota Wine Bar MELBOURNE July 29 6 – 9.30pm, 2016
 
It’s serious Serralunga for Friday night. Here you really start to see the influence of the Helvetian era soils with their higher presence of sandstone and lower fertility. The wines from Serralunga are renowned for their age worthiness and compact, densely fruited nature. Peppered with vineyards like Vigna Rionda, Falletto, Francia and Lazzarito; all of which should be familiar to lovers of Barolo.  It is also home to producers of note such as Pira Luigi and Massolino while many of the regions’ legends source some of their greatest wines from here: Giacomo Conterno, Bruno Giacosa, Gaja and Vietti among others. Serralunga is a region for those who truly love to see Nebbiolo at its most majestic and expressive. Places are limited to 40 customers only. Please call the store on 03 9686 3033 or book online below.
On Arrival 2014 Correggia Roero Arneis OR 2015 Castellari Bergaglio Gavi ‘Fornaci’ Menu Salami Selection Duck agnolotti with truffle  Slow cooked wild boar, tomato, oregano, pearled barley braised greens and anchovy Cheese plate Wine Ferdinando Principiano Barolo 2012 Luigi Baudana Cerretta 2012 Pio Cesare Ornato 2010 Massolino Vigna Rionda 2009

 

 

 

 

 

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