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The mighty NEBBIOLO grape Tuesday at Ciao Bello

Left: The wines from the township of Serralunga d’Alba are considered among greatest, most distinctive, and most powerful of the five core Barolo villages.

It would be wrong to compare Nebbiolo to Pinot Noir, even though, Nebbiolo, like its French counterpart, is a thin-skilled grape that produces a deceptively light-colored wine that is powerfully tannic in structure.

The true relationship between the two grape varieties — which are not related genetically — is that they make two of the most coveted and collected wines in the world. In France, Pinot Noir is used in Burgundy. In Italy, Nebbiolo is used to make Barolo and Barbaresco.

On Tuesday of next week, Tony will be pouring the 2009 Barolo by Massolino from Serralunga d’Alba, arguably Barolo’s greatest village (click here for reviews of Massolino and its 90+ points wines).

Don’t miss the opportunity to taste one of Italy’s highest-rated wines with Tony. It’s just one of five Piedmontese wines that he’s selected for this special gathering.

PLEASE CALL (713) 960-0333 TO RESERVE
Limited availability

AN EVENING IN PIEDMONT
WITH TONY VALLONE

TUESDAY JUNE 24

a four-course menu
celebrating the foods & wines of Piedmont
one of Italy’s great food meccas
$125 per person

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