August Lehigh Valley Chapter Virtual Tasting
Barolo Versus Barbaresco Tasting
Saturday, August 29, 5 PM
Hosts: Joe Pulgiese
Virtual Event on Zoom
On Saturday, August 29 at 5PM, Joe Pugliese will lead members through a tasting of two Chairman’s Selection Wines. This event will be presented virtually on Zoom. Directions will be provided when members register on the LVAWS.org website.
Joe has selected two wines both from the same year, the same Piedmont region and both from the Nebbiolo grape to compare.
The first is 2015 Bersano Nirvasco Barolo from Piedmont, Italy. James Suckling scored this wine at 92 points and describes it as “A very perfumed nose with abundant fresh and dried red flowers, as well as herbs and dried red cherries. The palate has a succulent, juicy and quite densely fruited core with plush, smooth and round tannins clasping the finish. Drink from 2022.” The Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits store offers this $50 bottle for just $26 right now. It is available at the Cedar Crest, Promenade and Quakertown stores.
The other wine is 2015 Roberto Sarotto Barbaresco Riserva also from Piedmont, Italy. The winemaker describes this wine as “… a complex wine whose nose has a distinctive hint of roses and violets. It has a deep ruby color, a refined smooth taste with a slight aroma of ripe plum, licorice, spices and chocolate. Soft tannins give a particular sensation of sweetness and a long velvet finish. Excellent for serving with red meat courses and cheeses, but also a sipping wine.” The Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits store offers this $35 bottle for just $18 right now. It is available at the Cedar Crest, Promenade and Quakertown stores.
Pick up your own wines at a state store (hurry as these may sell out) and there is no additional cost for this tasting. We hope you’ll join Joe as we learn more about the Nebbiolo grape and the Piedmont region of northwest Italy!