Festa del Barolo 2019

Festa Del Barolo 2019 July 17th- 3rd August 2019

Festa del Barolo has grown in 2019. Originally a seven day series of events in Melbourne, this year it expands to Adelaide and Sydney

Hosted by a collective of Australia’s most important importers of Italian wine. Over the course of nine dinners, and two tastings 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 a restaurant will be cooking traditional fare of the region matched to a bracket of wines from the relevant commune.

Each dinner will begin with a bracket of either Rosato, Barbera and Nebbiolo from Piedmont before we head into two brackets of three Barolos. The first bracket of three will showcase current vintages, in particular the 2013 vintage which has been heralded as one of the great vintages in the last thirty years. The second bracket of three Barolos will feature older vintages from many iconic producers.

The Festa will feature a who’s-who of producers including Altare, Scavino, Mascarello, Fantino, Manzone, Veglio, Vajra and too many more to mention. Bookings are being taken per night direct with each restaurant.

You can view the full list of wines by themed commune via the link below. Bookings are taken at each individual venue.

Festa del Barolo 2019 Adelaide

Festa del Barolo Adelaide Dinner Barolo and La Morra @ Chianti

La Festa del Barolo is one of the special weeks for Italian wine in Australia with over twenty of our best Italian wine importers working together on a common goal.

For our first dinner in Adelaide we focus on La Morra and Montforte @ Chianti $195

La Morra This is the largest commune in 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. It's most esteemed vineyards include Rocche dell'Annunziata, Brunate, La Serra, 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 complementary food surrounded by a room full of like-minded Nebb-nuts!

17st July 7pm: $195

The Wines
Pietro Colla Extra Brut

Vietti Dolcetto2016
Roberto Voerzio Barbera 2016
Renato Ratti 'Ochetti' Nebbiolo 2016

Trediberri Barolo 2015
Bovio Barolo 2015
Cesare Bussolo ‘Fossati’ Barolo 2015

Mauro Veglio 'Arborina' Barolo 2015
Marcarini 'Brunate' 2013
Luigi Oddero 'Specola' 2011

To book contact the Chianti directly on https://www.chianti.net.au/ or 08 8232 7955

Festa del Barolo 2019 Melbourne

Day One La Morra in Focus @ Scopri $260 SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT 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!

In attendance will be Mauro and Daniela Veglio  based La Morra who will add his insights on the commune with wines featured from other wineries.

Monday 22nd July 6pm: $260

The Wines:

Pietro Colla Extra Brut

Vietti Dolcetto2016
Roberto Voerzio Barbera 2016
Renato Ratti 'Ochetti' Nebbiolo 2016

Trediberri Barolo 2015
Bovio Barolo 2015
Barolo TBC

Mauro Veglio 'Arborina' Barolo 2015
Marcarini 'Brunate' 2013
Luigi Oddero 'Specola' 2011

Booking and details direct with the restaurant - (03) 9347 8252 or info@scopri.com.au

SOLD OUT

Day Two Barolo in Focus at @ Bellota $175

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.

Tuesday 23rd July  6pm - $175

On arrival
Smoked eel Arancini
Pietro Colla Extra Brut

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Porchetta Tonnato
Witlof, capers, anchovy
Chiara Boschis Dolcetto 2017
Bartolo Mascarello Barbera 2016
Brezza ‘Santa Rosalia’ Nebbiolo 2016

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Ricotta & Parmigianno Reggiano ‘Gnudi’
Victorian black truffles, brown butter & crisp shallots
Vajra Albe Barolo 2015
Fratelli Barale Barolo 2015
Brezza Barolo 2015

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Roast Eugowra quail wrapped in pancetta,
Truffle chestnut stuffing, parsley crème, ‘Barolo’ shallots
Sandrone ‘Aleste’ Barolo 2014
Francesca Rinaldi ‘Cannubi’ Barolo 2014
Viberti ‘Bricco Delle Viole’ Barolo 2010

Please call the store on 03 9686 3033 or book online here.

Day Three Castiglione Falletto in Focus @ The Recreation $210

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?

Wendesday 24th July 7pm - $210

The Wines
Pietro Colla Extra Brut

Cavallotto 'Vigna Scot' Dolcetto 2017
Tenuta Montanello 'Crocetta' Barbera 2016
Vietti 'Perbacco' Nebbiolo 2016

Tenuta Montanello Barolo 2015
Vietti Barolo 2015
Cavallotto 'Bricco Boschis' Barolo 2015

Roagna 'Pira' Barolo 2013
Sordo 'Monprivato' Barolo 2013
Giacomo Fenocchio 'Villero' Barolo 2013

Bookings can be made directly with the venue The Recreation 162-170 Queens Parade 03 9042 2707 or eat@the-recreation.com

Special Festa del Barolo 2019 Dinner with Mauro Veglio and Gianfranco Allesandira SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

 

The Veglio style emphasizes texture and soft fruit, which makes the wines excellent early and medium-term drinkers. ANTONIO GALLONI

Gianfranco Alessandria is one of the most consistent growers in Barolo. His wines are reliably outstanding, drink well young and also age beautifully. ANTONIO GALLONI

We are extremely excited to announce that Mauro and Daniela Veglio along with Gianfranco and Bruna Alesandria are coming to Australia for the first time for Festa del Barolo 2019. These two producers are well known to Prince Wine Store customers for consistently producing authentic Barolo from their respective communes of La Morra and Monforte d'Alba. Their connection runs even deeper than that though with Daniela and Gianfranco being cousins and the one Monforte vineyard in the Veglio stable (Castelletto) coming from the marriage "dowry" to Mauro. This dinner features a range of current releases with a range of back vintage wines direct from the estate's cellars. This is price to be accessible to those many long time supporters of these fabulous estate.

Book early. This should be a very special dinner. Click here to book online $145.

On arrival
Bug Tail Gougere

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Rabbit rillettes & truffle pithivier,
Bone marrow & porcini sauce ‘Peara’, horseradish
Mauro Veglio Dolcetto D’alba 2016
Gianfranco Alessandria Barbera D’alba 2017

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Chargrilled Wagyu flank finished in thyme butter,
Caramelised endive tart, Jerusalem artichoke & shallot crème,
Nebbiolo jus, Victorian black truffles
Mauro Veglio Castelletto 2008
Mauro Veglio Castelletto 2009
Mauro Veglio Castelletto 2010

Gianfranco Alessandria San Giovanni 2008
Gianfranco Alessandria San Giovanni 2009
Gianfranco Alessandria San Giovanni 2010

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Cheese by Harper & Blohm
Mauro Veglio Barolo Castelletto 2004
Mauro Veglio Barolo Castelletto 2014
Gianfranco Alessandria San Giovanni 2004
Gianfranco Alessandria Barolo DOCG 2014

Day Four Monforte d'Alba in Focus @ Grossi Florentino $285

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.

Thursday 25th July 7pm - $285

The Wines

Pietro Colla Extra Brut

Elio Grasso Dolcetto 2017
Gianfranco Alessandria Barbera 2016
Seghersio Nebbiolo 2017

Bricco Giubellini Barolo 2015
Gianfranco Alessandria Barolo 2015
Benevelli 'Rivera' Barolo 2015

Rocche Dei Manzoni 'B d B' Barolo 2013
Conterno Fantino 'Ginestra' Barolo 2012
Domenico Clerico 'Pajana' Barolo 2012

Bookings can be made directly with the restaurant on 03 9662 1811

Day Five Serralunga in Focus @ Bellota $190

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.

Friday 26th July 7pm - $190

On arrival
Truffled ricotta crostini
Pietro Colla Extra Brut

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Isola Chianina Bresaola carpaccio,
Sweetbreads & goat cheese, celery heart, parmesan crème
Massolino Dolcetto 2018
Cappellano Barbera 2012
Principiano ‘Le Coste’ Nebbiolo 2017

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Slow cooked Gippsland rabbit & Taleggio ragu,
Spaetzle dumplings, Guanciale & Victorian black truffles
Massolino Barolo 2015
Principiano Barolo 2015
Barolo TBC
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Squab pigeon
Roast breast, braised leg & truffle pie,
Byron Bay black lentils, Squab jus, Winter greens
Ca Rome ‘Cerretta’ Barolo 2015
Luigi Baudana ‘Cerretta’ Barolo 2014
Luigi Oddero ‘Vigna Rionda’ Barolo 2012
Massolino ‘Vigna Rionda’ Barolo 201?

Places are limited to 40 customers only. Please call the store on 03 9686 3033 or book online here.

Day Six - Barolo Icons - Fine and Rare Dinner @ Grossi $800

La Festa del Barolo - Fine and Rare Dinner at Grossi

The La Festa del Barolo Fine and Rare dinner focuses on the great estates of Piedmont, looking all all five communes of Barolo to see what makes these estates so great.

Included in the line up is a vertical of Bartolo Mascarello plus super rare wines from the great traditionalists of Rinaldi, Bruno Giacosa and Cappellano. We will also add into the mix the likes of Vietta with the 2010 Villero Riserva and Massolino Vigna Rionda Riserva. This truly great line up of the absolute iconic wines of Barolo is a once in a generation dinner that highlights what makes La Festa del Barolo such a special event.

Saturday 27th July 7pm - $800

Bookings can be made directly with the restaurant on 03 9662 1811

Festa del Barolo 2019 Sydney

Festa del Barolo SYDNEY Dinner One 2019 Montforte and La Morra @ Buon Riccardo

The first Festa del Barolo event in Sydney for 2019 should be fantastic with La Morra and Monforte in the spotlight.

La Morra . This is the largest commune in 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. It's most esteemed vineyards include Rocche dell'Annunziata, Brunate, La Serra, 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 complementary food surrounded by a room full of like-minded Nebb-nuts!

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 is 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.

Festa del Barolo SYDNEY Dinner One 2019 Montforte and La Morra @ Buon Riccardo 31st July 2019 $290

Wines:
On arrival - Pietro Colla Extra Brut

Chiara Boshis Dolcetto 2017
Roberto Voerzio Barbera d'Alba 2016
Mauro Molino Nebbiolo 2017

Varja Albe Barolo 2015
Mauro Veglio Barolo 2015
Brezza Barolo 2015

Mauro Molino Bricco Luciani 2012
Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2013
Sandrone Barolo Aleste 2014

Bookings can be made directly with the resturant on 02 9360 6729

Festa del Barolo SYDNEY Dinner Day Two 2019 Serralunga, Castiglione and Monforte @ Rosetta Sydney

Our second Sydney dinner of Festa del Barolo 2019 should also be a great night @ Rosetta $190

Monforte, 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.

Castiglione Falletto is the perfect midway event as the area is 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.

Serralunga 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 that should be no stranger to lovers of Barolo it is also home to producers 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 to name a few. Serralunga is a region for those who truly love to see Nebbiolo at its most majestic and expressive.

Festa del Barolo SYDNEY Dinner Day Two 2019 Serralunga, Castiglione and Monforte @ Rosetta Sydney 1st August $190

The Wines:
On arrival - Pietro Colla Extra Brut

Cavalotto Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Scot 2017
Elvio Cogno Bricci dei Merli Barbera 2013
Cordero di Montezemolo Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Vietti Castiglione Barolo 2015
Principiano Barolo Serralunga 2015
Gianfranco Alessandria Barolo 2015

Cavalotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo 2012
Massolino Vigna Rionda 2013
Elvio Cogno Ravera di Novello 2014

Bookings can be made directly on 02 8099 7089

Langhe - Super Saturday

Melbourne Saturday 27th July 12-2pm: $15 refundable on purchase over $100. Book here

Sydney Saturday 3rd August 12-2pm: $15 refundable on purchase over $100. Book here

What's not to love about Piemonte. The breathtaking scenery, the incredible food, friendly people and most importantly the home of the greatest wines in Italy. What’s more we are living in the greatest epoch in this region's storied history. At no time before have the wines delivered so much pleasure, value and excitement.

Of course in the hierarchy of Piemonte there's little doubt that the undisputed heavyweight champion is Barolo and to a lesser degree Barbaresco. But, there's more in them there hills than the double-B communes! As these stars of the region have risen so too have the prices and the scarcity, which in turn has meant that so-called lesser varieties and sub-zones have improved their game in order to catch the priced-out and adventurous consumer. I speak of indigenous varieties like Dolcetto, Barbera, Freisa, Timorasso and more. Moreover, the emergence of quality categories Langhe Rosso, Nebbiolo d'Alba -often from established star producers - has meant that those consumers coming to the "party" for the first time can experience the flavour, aromatic and structural profiles without breaking the credit card.

This Tasting showcases a handful of Baroli and Barbaresci but more than anything it brings to centre stage the "peripheral players" of sub-zone, category and variety that are creating so much excitement for the consumer. In doing this we have assembled some of the greatest names in the world of Piemonte wine.

On Tasting:

TBC