Some great value Italian wines coming to your wine shop soon
At a trade tasting at the Wine House on Saturday for Dalla Terra, an importer of Italian wines, there was less emphasis on high-end Barolo or Barbaresco (though I did taste a stunning 2008 Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco “Martinenga”) and more on some really delicious wines that represent good value.
I loved two wines from Masseria Li Veli estate in Puglia, a lively Salice Salentino at $18.99 retail and an Askos Susumaniello made from an ancient Apulian grape at $19.99, both reds. The Vino Nobile di Montepuliciano producer Poliziano had a juicy, delicious Morellino di Scansano “Lohsa” at $14.99, and I would certainly spend $13 above that for the rich, exciting 2008 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Same goes for Russiz Superiore’s bright, peppery Cabernet Franc Collio at $25.99.
Vietti’s Barbera d’Asti “Tre Vigne” is always a good bargain, one of my go-to wines for salumi or pasta fagioli at $16.99. And for a Chianti, you can never go wrong with the consistently excellent estate Selvapiana’s basic Chianti Rufina at $15.99.
‘The Taste’ recap: L.A.’s Khristianne Uy kicks off-cut butt
Web series: “Cooking with Dog.” You’ve got to see the dog.
It's a date
Get our L.A. Goes Out newsletter, with the week's best events, to help you explore and experience our city.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.