Dirty Dozen 2015
At this years 5th Anniversary of the Dirty Dozen Wine Tasting Fortyfive10will be presenting twelve of our diverse Italian wineries. Two of these estates are newcomers and we are pleased to be able to debut them at this event. As always at FortyFive10, our concise portfolio follows the same notable focus, that we favour classically styled wines that show purity, and are fresh and balanced.
One of our new growers is Borgo Maragliano from Loazzolo, a small village in the very heart of the historic Moscato production area in the south eastern part of Piedmont, Italy. This 5th generation family-owned winery produces the finest Moscato d’Asti, as well as traditional method sparkling wines made from estate-grown Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. These wines definitely deliver, both on price-point and quality.
Second is Balbiano, the most authentic interpreter of the Freisa di Chieri DOC. Freisa di Chieri is a tiny denomination situated behind Turin where traditionally, their grape variety has always been planted in the best crus of the area. These wines express a clean purity of fruit with high toned red berry notes, fresh acidity, and the mild tannins add some welcome grip.
We are also pleased to have Castello di Ama joining us for the day and pouring some of their exquisite Chianti’s.