Thanksgiving Six-Pack is here!

Above: My number one pick for Thanksgiving this year is the Laimburg Lagrein, one of two reds in the Do Bianchi Thanksgiving 2012 Six-Pack.

Do Bianchi Thanksgiving 2012 Six-Pack

Zanotto 2011 Col Fondo
Laimburg 2010 Riesling
Frank Cornelissen NV Contadino #9
Dettori 2007 Romangia Bianco
Laimburg 2009 Lagrein
Balgera 2005 Valtellina Superiore Inferno

$150 plus tax, handling, and shipping

I will be shipping from San Diego on Monday, November 12, and I will be delivering to San Diego residents on Tuesday, November 13.

Like many of my six-packs, the Thanksgiving offering is a “meal”: a sparkling wine to start off, a white and a rosé for the first courses, and then a tannic white and two reds for the main event. See descriptions of the wines below.

To order, just send me an email by clicking here.

Above: That Riccardo Zanotto (left), Georgia P and me, and Giovanni Arcari visiting Riccardo’s vineyards in September just before harvest.

Zanotto 2011 Col Fondo

The Zanotto Prosecco Colfondo has been one of the most exciting wines of 2012 for us, in part because we had a hand in convincing an importer to bring it to the United States. It’s simply one of our all-time favorite wines: fresh, bright, salty, crunchy, classic Glera (Prosecco) made the way Prosecco used to be made, double-fermented in bottle and undisgorged. PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE EXTRA ZANOTTO IF YOU NEED IT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING.

Laimburg 2010 Riesling

I only discovered the Laimburg winery recently. It’s 2009 Lagrein is my number-one wine for Thanksgiving this year (see below) and the Riesling is equally stunning. Freshness and elegant balance are what makes this Riesling stand apart from other whites by other producers.

Above: We’ll be hosting a dinner for Frank Cornelissen and his controversial wine this Sunday (Nov. 11) at Sotto in Los Angeles.

Frank Cornelissen NV Contadino #9

No wine gets a stronger reaction than Frank Cornelissen’s radically Natural bottlings — whether you love them or hate them. Many, including Lou Amdur and Alice Feiring, consider him to be perhaps the world’s most (literally) radical winemaker today. This wine — the contandino or “farmer’s [wine]” — is a blend of red and white grapes, a rosé with just enough tannin to work well with the fattiness of Thanksgiving fare.

Dettori 2007 Romangia Bianco

If you could peek into my wine locker in San Diego, you’d see that my collection is primarily Nebbiolo from Langa… and Dettori Romangia Bianco. We love these wines and collect them religiously. Even though it’s made from Vermentino (white) grapes, it drinks more like a red wine on my palate because of its tannic power.

Above: Just look at the beautiful color of that wine (and see above)!

Laimburg 2009 Lagrein

I tasted Laimburg for the first time this year and was blown away by how fresh, juicy, and bright it was. Lagrein can often be too light in my experience and it can also be too weighty. The focus and precision of this expression of the classic German-speaking grape is right on. And it has just enough tannin to work with the turkey, dark meat or white.

Balgera 2005 Valtellina Superiore Inferno

Of all the Valtellina available in the U.S., Balgera is my favorite and it’s one of my top food-friendly expressions of Nebbiolo (a better wine for the variety of Thanksgiving than say, Barolo or Carema, wines I equally love but prefer to serve with braised beef or aged cheese).

To order, just send me an email by clicking here.

2 Comments

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2 responses to “Thanksgiving Six-Pack is here!

  1. Pingback: My Thanksgiving 2012 wine picks « Do Bianchi

  2. Jeremy, did I miss something? When did you begin a retail wine program? I am excited about this. Cheers!

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