The Date and Time: Monday, June 20, 2016 7PM to 10PM
The Event: Dinner with Marco Bonfonte, new style Piemontese winemaker.
The Venue: Grano
The Target Audience: wine writers
The Availability/Catalogue: all are through Cipelli as private orders, one is consignment.
The Quote/Background: Marco described his family, going back 8 generations, and the importance of adapting to the growing wine industry. From the region he produces DOC and DOCG Gavi, Barbera, Barbaresco, Barolo and others. But also, he's created Albarone, using the albarossa grape in the appassimento style, produced and aged similar to Amarone. His 2011 vintage was scored 96 recently, and judged the second best red wine in Italy.
The Wines: We had four wines, all with food. He is represented in Ontario by Cipelli wines.
The Menu – Antipasto (salumi, insalata, calamari), with Roero Arneis Perste 2015, an iconic white at $24.95es (Cipelli PO), herby and rosemary, my rating 4 stars (91+).
Primo (fettuccine al ragu di cervo [deer]), with Nebbiolo Langhe Imma 2013, $29.95est (Cipelli PO), 3.5 stars (88-90).
-Secondo (brasato di manzo [short ribs] al barolo), with Barolo 2011, $59.95est (Cipelli PO), rated 4 stars (91+).
Formaggio (Italian and Ontario cheeses), with Albarone Piemonte Albarone 2012, $71.95est (Cipelli Consignment), rated 4 stars (91+).
There was an olive oil cake for the dolce.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 90.