Friday, October 16, 2009

Wine Alert: Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 2001

Just tasted the Bruno Giacoasa 2001 Barbaresco Asili and have to say that it is about as pure an expression of the magnificent Nebbilo grape as one could ask for. And why not? This wine was born and raised in the perfectly suited climate and soils of Piedmont, nurtured in the vineyard, and then guided gently along in the cellar, by one of the greatest winegrowers in the world. It was born to priveledge and has more than lived up to its pedigree. It is aromatic and seductive immediately, with lovely dried cherry, dried flowers and spices on the nose, medium ruby garnet in color, expressive, pure and focused on the palate. Seamless, integrated, and intriguing, understated and impressive at the same time, finishing with a warm, satisfying glow that lingers on and on (and compels me to have another sip!) A contemplative, reflective, thought provoking wine that reminds me of why I love this business so much. Drink now with decanting and over the next 10-15 years.

But it gets even better! Typically this wine sells for $125 - 175 per bottle, with a few shops offering it on sale at $119.99. After several months of haggling and negociating, we have been able to secure a limited amount of this world class wine at a fantastic price (one small benefit of a sluggish high-end wine market!) and pass it on to our clients. We will send an offer to our list on Monday, but if you are a follower of Down to Earth Wines you are getting advance notice. While supplies last it is available at $119.50 per bottle, and an amazing $99.50 by the case of 12. Don't wait! To order call 908.953.0900. Wine arrives week of Oct 19, supplies limited, no further discounts, while supplies last. If you love elegant, finely-crafted, balanced and harmonius world-class wine, look you need no further.

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