Bricco dei Tati

Nestled in the heart of the Barbaresco DOCG, the region of Piemonte, this is a small estate owned by Mary Beth and Emanuele Gaiarin.  Having always had an interest in the hands-on of winemaking, they purchased this small (6 hectacres) property with an abandoned farm house on a hillside in 2006. The farmers before them had been tending the vines organically and many vines are as old as 75 to 80 years old.  The The estate is planted primarily in Dolcetto grapes, but they cultivate grapes on two neighboring estates as well to make a Barbera, Rose and Cortese.  Check with Siema office for current vintages

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Barbera di Piemonte

The Washington Post (June 3, 2009) chose the Bricco dei Tati Barbera as one of its “Top Picks”, calling it “A recession-buster, terrific for the price and noteworthy… with cherry notes and a beautiful balance.” Great with pasta and meat dishes and medium cheeses.

Cortese di Piemonte

This is a lovely young fresh white wine, made from the grape Cortese, a very old varietal from Piemonte, Italy. It has a bright fruit taste and a crisp acidity, which makes it ideal as a wine to sip before dinner or with seafood, salads, and white meat dishes. [year 2008] Dave McIntyre, wine columnist for the Washington Post, selected the Bricco dei Tati Cortese as his top pick in his column titled “Recession Busters.”

The Washington Post says… “Great Value! Treat this terrific little white like a red: Don’t chill it too much, then let it open for a half-hour to develop its enticing tropical fruit flavors. It’s dry, but the fruit gives an appealing illusion of sweetness. Great as an aperitif or with light seafood dishes.”

Dolcetto d’Alba

The grapes for this Dolcetto come from 80 year old vines growing on the southwest side of the hill on the Bricco dei Tati estate in Piemonte. It is bottled unfiltered and unrefined (some sediment is to be expected). Rich with lively tannins, this wine shows the Dolcetto grape at its best. Only 3400 bottles made; enjoy with pasta dishes and risotto. [year 2008]

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Bricco dei Tati Rosè

Fresh with aromas of strawberries, cherries, and rose petals, this is an ideal wine with shellfish, salads, chicken and with appetizers.