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Oltrepò Pavese Wine Series: Frecciarossa Pinot Nero DOC, Carillo 2022 and Cordero San Giorgio

Frecciarossa Pinot Nero DOC, Carillo 2022

Our visit to Frecciarossa was unforgettable. The hospitality was incredible, the villas for stay were immaculate, the farm is sustainable and the scenery beautiful. They boast a 100 year old history and the winemaker, Valeria Radici Odero, is a wonderful hostess. Her mamma and papa walk around the grounds and greet the visitors.

We tasted the Frecciarossa Pinot Nero 2022. It’s a pinot nero and is representative of the soil, herbs and flowers that grow in the area. It was lovely, medium body, a beautiful fresh acidity that makes it an excellent pairing for pasta with red sauce. This wine was incredible with the salmon shown below.

Forcella Boston MA

Cordero San Giorgio DOC Partù 2020

This was another favorite of the night for me. It is a 100% Pinot Nero (pinot noir) from Santa Giuletta. Vines are 30 years old.

I tasted dark plum, ripe rasberry, bright acidity and a finish not typical of pinot noirs, but chocolate and cocoa. It was lovely and it was phenominal with the pork chop. retail: avg $30, 14.5 abv

About Author

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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