Menu and notes on Brovia Barolo for Tuesday August 16!
Here’s the menu for tonight’s Piedmont dinner, with pairings:
Prinsi 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Camp ‘d Pietru
romaine salad, cherry tomatoes, pecorino, lemon vinaigrette,
Marchesi di Gresy 2008 Dolcetto d’Alba Monte Aribaldo
tagliatelle, pancetta, mushrooms, basil, ricotta
Giacomo Vico 2007 Barbera d’Alba Superiore
duck breast, rosemary potatoes, grape mostarda
Brovia 2006 Barolo
SEE BELOW NOTE ON BROVIA BAROLO BY OUR RESIDENT ITALIAN WINE EXPERT…
Discover Italy’s Most Coveted Region:
A Wine Dinner
with Italian wine expert
Dr. Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D.
and a pairing menu created especially
by Chef Esteban for the event
Tonight, August 16, 7 p.m.
$65 per person
(plus tax and gratuity)
4 wines and 3 courses
TO RESERVE PLEASE CALL (512) 465-9282.
Simply put, Brovia Barolo is one of the greatest wines of the world. Made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Langhe hills of Piedmont (northwestern Italy), Barolo is considered by many to be Italy’s greatest wine. There’s a reason that they call it the wine of kings and the king of wines: although it was first produced by Piedmontese noblewoman Giulia Falletti di Barolo in the 18th century, it was during the 19th century that Italy’s first king, Victor Emanuel II, began to encourage the grape growers of Italy to bottle their wines and upgrade their winemaking techniques. Today, the wines of Barolo are among the most coveted and collected in the world.
And while many producers of Barolo, lured by the American market, began to change the style of the wine in favor of a more concentrated and fruity California approach, the Brovia family has remained true to the roots of traditional Barolo, favoring acidity over flabbiness, earthy and savory flavors over cough syrup, and the sleeping giant tannic and structure that made Barolo famous.
A practitioner of chemical-free farming, Brovia is one of the last great Barolo producers who still uses native yeast exclusively in vinification of their legendary wines.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TASTE BROVIA BAROLO TUESDAY NIGHT AT VINO VINO!
HAPPY HOUR BEGINS TONIGHT AT 5:30!