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Lorraine Bracco $1 House in Sicily and Grillo
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Your Watch It With Wine: 100% Grillo from Sicily. $13.99
Winemaker Tim Manning, left the UK in 1998 to chase his dream of becoming
a winemaker in Italy. While working in Tuscany, Tim decided to use
innovative techniques on old varietals while maintaining natural winemaking.
Tim says Sicily is one of the most underrated and undervalued wine regions on the planet.
With Vinaccio Bianco, Tim takes us on a journey to Sicily, like Lorraine!,
via a classic grape, Grillo. The juice will make you think you picked
a bunch of fresh fruit like peaches, apricots, lemon, and grapefruit. Fruit-forward.
Meanwhile, what's the Covid plan at restaurants in Italy?
And What About Barolo?
Teaching Moment: John Kerr of The Asheville School of Wine says:
This article discusses the 2016 vintage of Barolo. With climate change, a great vintage
is becoming more and more difficult to produce. 2016 needs about a decade before drinking.
Nebbiolo is an old grape dating back to the 13th century and the name derives
from the Italian word, nebbia, for fog. The best Nebbiolo vineyards are those sited above
the fog that hangs in the valley. It is fragile in the sense that Nebbiolo is very climate specific.
If rain arrives too early, grapes mature too quickly not allowing time for balance.
If rain comes too late, just before harvest, mildew forms affecting quality.
The goal is fruit that does not ripen so quickly that acid is lost.
In the shop, we have Barolos and Brunellos that were built to age
and are ready to be uncorked. If you want to try a perfectly aged bottle from 2010,
another great vintage, call (828) 575-8525 and ask for John.