Wouldn’t be Xmas without Prosecco, Produttori, and Pandoro

Above: I tasted with winemaker Matteo Bisol at the peak of the famed Cartizze growing zone in the Prosecco di Valdobbiadene appellation back in April 2008, where his family owns the largest parcel of any grower. Property value there exceeds that for Napa Valley (!).

Do Bianchi Christmas Six-Pack

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Bisol 2009 Prosecco Crede
Suavia 2009 Soave Classico
Pecchinino 2008 Dolcetto di Dogliani San Luigi
Produttori del Barbaresco 2009 Langhe Nebbiolo
Marenco 2009 Brachetto d’Acqui
Marenco 2009 Moscato d’Asti Scrapona

$135 plus tax and shipping (if applicable)
average bottle price $22.50

Top gift picks:

Dettori 2006 Romangia Bianco $41
Produttori del Barbaresco 2006 Barbaresco 1.5 liters $88

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I’ll be delivering wines to San Diego and Los Angeles residents on Friday, Saturday, Sunday (San Diego) and Monday (Los Angeles). Otherwise, wines will ship FedEX ground on Monday.

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If you’ve ever visited the Do Bianchi Wine Selections blog, the image above is not unfamiliar to you: the banner for the blog is a photograph that I took at the peak of the Cartizze growing zone in Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, an appellation dear to my heart because of my deep connection with Belluno, Treviso, and Padua and the many years I spent there studying and playing music for a living. (Valdobbiadene is pronounced VAHL-doh-BEE’AH-deh-neh, btw). I’m taking Tracie P there in February (her first time).

I didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas and the holiday really entered my life when I lived in Italy, where it’s not celebrated so much as a gift-giving and Hallmark holiday but rather as a religious festival where the whole country takes time out for a break.

And I simply can’t image Christmas without Prosecco, Produttori del Barbaresco (one of our favorite producers of Nebbiolo) and pandoro or panettone.

Above: My client and friend Tony Vallone recommended the Tre Marie brand of pandoro and panettone to us this year. Alfonso brought a Tre Marie pandoro down from Dallas for our Christmas party and we weren’t disappointed.

I can’t help you with the pandoro or panettone this year but I did put together this fun flight of holiday wines, which will work well for holiday feasting and also make for great holiday gifts. I’ve written descriptions for each of the wines below (and their applications) and I also managed to obtain some more Dettori 2006 Romangia Bianco and magnums of Produttori del Barbaresco 2006 Barbaresco (my gift offerings represent what I’d like to receive for Christmas this year!). There are other bottlings of Barbaresco available below, as well.

Happy holidays and thanks for supporting Do Bianchi Wine Selections in 2010!

O, and I forgot: I’m making a delivery run to Los Angeles next week. So this time around, San Diego and Los Angeles residents can enjoy free delivery.

Do Bianchi Christmas Six-Pack

Bisol 2009 Prosecco Crede

Bisol is known for the creamy fizziness of its Prosecco. It’s Crede is made from grapes grown in one of its top growing sites: freshness, balanced alcohol, and its signature, crowd-pleasing creaminess make it ideal for holiday parties. Love this stuff…

Suavia 2009 Soave Classico

One of me and Tracie P’s favorite white wines for 2010. Great minerality, bright acidity, and judicious alcohol made it one of our favorite food-friendly whites this year (loved it with tuna tartare over avocado relish).

Pecchinino 2008 Dolcetto di Dogliani San Luigi

When it comes to Dolcetto, the wines bottles in the township of Dogliani are always the best in my opinion. The lime- and clay-rich soils there give the wines the earth that Dolcetto need and in fact, Dogliani is the top appellation for Dolcetto, northern Italy’s top wintry food-pairing wine. I first tasted these traditional wines at Vinitaly in 2008 and was blown away by their honesty and their value.

Produttori del Barbaresco 2009 Langhe Nebbiolo

2009 is hear! Even better than 2008 for those of you who have been loving that vintage. Tracie P and I would have to move to another planet if there were no Produttori del Barbaresco on earth.

Marenco 2009 Brachetto d’Acqui

Brachetto is one of G-d’s little gifts to humanity. It’s a light-skinned red grape that is used to make this wonderful, low-alcohol sparkler in Piedmont. It’s light in body and slightly sweet, an ideal pairing for chocolate (one of the few wines suitable for the sweet stuff) but between you and me, this wine is my favorite pairing for curry (whenever mama Judy is making her curried chicken for a dinner party, I get her a few bottles).

Marenco 2009 Moscato d’Asti Scrapona

Bright fresh, low in alcohol (around 7%), this clean single-vineyard Moscato d’Asti is a great way to end any meal but we also use it as an aperitif wine and it’s our favorite wine to pair with fresh fruit and/or other brunch foods (yes, the ideal “day drinking” wine!).

$135 plus tax and shipping (if applicable)

Gift picks:

Dettori 2006 Romangia Bianco $41

Castello di Verduno 2005 Barbaresco $45
Castello di Verduno 2004 Barbaresco Rabajà $60

Produttori del Barbaresco 2006 Barbaresco $34
Produttori del Barbaresco 2006 Barbaresco 1.5 liters $88

If you’re looking to give me a gift for Xmas, 06 Produttori del Barbaresco in magnum is it! 😉

Produttori del Barbaresco 2005 Barbaresco Pora $61
Produttori del Barbaresco 2005 Barbaresco Asili $61
Produttori del Barbaresco 2005 Barbaresco Montestefano $61
Produttori del Barbaresco 2004 Barbaresco Pora $61
Produttori del Barbaresco 2004 Barbaresco Asili $61
Produttori del Barbaresco 2004 Barbaresco Montestefano $61
Produttori del Barbaresco 2004 Barbaresco Moccagatta $61
Produttori del Barbaresco 2001 Barbaresco Pora $75

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