20 Nov2016

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After tasting wines at the local enoteca regionale of Barolo, we headed to the charming “cellars” of Agricola Gian Piero Marrone in La Morra. We were to have a “light lunch” along with tasting another5-6 local wines, this time from a much for economical Euro5-7 per bottle to perhaps a high of Euro30 per bottle.

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Lunch tables were set out in a room filled with enormous barrels, just beside rooms were wine was made/bottled. The view from the terrace above the building was spectacular, so if you decide to tour this winemaker, make sure to reserve a table for lunch and the view.

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Some of the oak barrels recently filled with wine.

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Their retail area with several of their labels on offer, most at very economical prices.

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The tasting lunch started with some classic bruschetta topped with tomatoes. In this case, the bread was very crisp, all the way through.

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A platter of salumi followed next, and the salty, fatty cured meat was a welcome break from the several glasses of wine we had had so far… We finished this entire plank of salumi with freshly baked foccacia!

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We each also enjoyed the chicken and artichoke dish, a bit like chicken salad really…

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…with two kinds of their white wines, the arnais standing out as a fruity, light, very drinkable everyday wine.

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A warm cheese and zucchini flan.

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One of several reds.

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A selection of local cheeses.

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And a hurried finish of a chocolate panna cotta… we kind of rushed off before we could have a coffee as we had a very important appointment to catch at 2pm to go on a truffle hunt, up next.

 

COMMENTS:

  1. ami says:

    Wow, you really crossed off a lot of things in Italy. Looking forward to the truffle post.

    Nov 21, 2016 | 9:18 am

     
  2. Natie says:

    Spectacular pictures!

    Nov 22, 2016 | 7:49 am

     
  3. Kasseopeia says:

    Good food and great wine. What a trip!

    Looking forward to the truffle hunt post!

    Nov 24, 2016 | 1:56 pm

     
  4. Betchay says:

    Happy thanksgiving MM and family!

    Nov 25, 2016 | 5:59 am

     

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