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Ester's Wine Shop - Sunday Tasting: NEBBIOLO

  • Ester's Wine Shop 1314 Seventh Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 (map)


Sunday Tasting: Nebbiolo

This week we’re focusing on one of our favorite grape varietals: Nebbiolo.  It's origin is Northwest Italy and it's the the star of Barolo and Barbaresco.  But did you know that Nebbiolo is also the main grape variety in regions in northern Piemonte like Boca, Lessona, Gattinara and Ghemme?  It's fame also extends to Lombardia, where it's locally known as "Spanna" in the DOCs Valtellina and Valtellina Superiore.  And although we know Nebbiolo mostly as a red wine, there's rosé and sweet wines too.  Join us to find out more!

$25/person for tasting & snacks
10% off retail purchase of wines in the line-up

Our tastings are casual – drop by anytime in the three-hour window and our staff will guide you through the wines at your own pace.

The Line Up:
Cantalupo Nebbiolo Rosato ‘Il Mimmo’ 2015
Le Piane Rosso Novarese ‘Mimmo’ 2011
 Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Sup. 'Sasella Stella Retica' Ris. 2010
Francesco Rinaldi Barolo 2012
Mossio Nebbiolo Chinato ‘In Chino’ NV