Few bottles, lots of character. Let's dust off the motto of our guide of Rare Wines to present two expressions that struck us in our journey amid artisanal wines. We are talking about Nebbiolo and Sangiovese, but we do not bother either Barolo or Brunello. In the first case, we are happy to highlight a virtuous winery, Cantina Garrone, which has enhanced and brought back the winemaking vocation of the Ossolane Valleys, northern Piemonte, in the province of Verbania, not far from Switzerland.
Matteo Garrone today produces wines of great character, in particular, we offer you Prünent, a biotype of Nebbiolo, which gives its name to a vibrant single vineyard. The 2020 version is fragrant, taut, fine and lashing: it gives an unforgettable jolt of flavour, something rare and precious. From Piemonte we move to Tuscany, more precisely to the Montalcino area, to note the first release of a Rosso di Montalcino that promises really well, Sella del Leccio 2019 by Argiano.
It is a selection, the result of careful zoning work, which aims to shine the spotlight on the ageing capacity of the second type of the Montalcino area, increasingly at the centre of careful reflections. Who said that Rosso di Montalcino can't stand the test of time? In this case, a vineyard has been identified that has its own stamp, in the glass it combines pleasantness and complexity, for a dark profile and a harmonious and refined character.
Rare wines: two reds from Piedmont and Tuscany to discover
selected by Gambero Rosso