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Oltrepo Pavese Wine Series: Bruno Verdi 2022 Pinot Grigio / La Travaglina, DOC Riesling Rugiadè 2022

La Travaglina, DOC Riesling Rugiadè 2022

The Bruno Verdi 2022 Pinot Grigio was a huge surprise. It had a bigger, much more substantial mouthfeel than I expected. They only make 100,000 bottles in a tiny town with 40 families where this winery is located. They also make an amazing sparkling wine. If given the opportunity, I would buy this again and I am not a huge Pinot Grigio fan typically.

La Travaglina, DOC Riesling Rugiadè 2022

This was the most surprising of the wines of the evening at Forcella in Boston. I remembered this winemaker from my trip the year before and he was a pleasure to listen to as he talked about his wines. The company makes riesling both from rhineland riesling (german) and italian riesling. My favorites were the rhineland riesling, the italian producing a little lighter, less complex wines.

This riesling was exeptional. The color was honey, dark yellow and the flavor was ripe pear. Very full bodies, not sweet, and paired really well with the cacio e pepe.

Riesling with cacio a pepe

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After graduating from Brandeis University, Alison worked as a teacher at two op high schools in the country and spent her summers traveling the world. On one of her adventures, she visited Stellenbosch and Paarl in South Africa, which ignited a lifelong passion for learning about wine. In 2004, she worked as a Wine Consultant for the Traveling Vineyard and began to study wine more intensively. While working as a high tech recruiter, she completed her Advanced Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust in the UK in 2018. Her wine travels have taken her to the wine growing regions of the US, Europe, Africa and Australia. Alison is a member of the Boston Sommelier Society, a member of the Guild of Master Sommeliers and is a Wine, Travel and Lifestyle Media Influencer. She recently created and released her successful wine tasting card game VINO!. Currently, Alison is running her business, Artisan Wine Group, offering private and corporate wine events and sharing VINO! across the globe.

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