Provisions is honored to host a very special tasting event: Nick Mucci of Mucci Imports will be bringing six Italian winemakers to share their wines and wisdom with our shop. Mucci has an awesome group of small and characterful wineries they work with, and these six will be no exception.
For the next five weeks, we'll be telling you a little more about each one of these producers in our newsletter. Enjoy getting to know them a little, and be there on March 31 for the tasting of a lifetime!
1. Negro Lorenzo
Daniele Ferrero, the winemaker's right-hand man, will be joining us to represent this tiny Italian winery from the Roero, just north of the famous wine regions of Alba, Barolo, and Barbaresco. Daniele and Lorenzo are joined only by Lorenzo's sister and mother ("La Nanda") in the small family business.
The winery has been in the Negro family for generations, and until very recently the winemakers literally hitched the wine to a wagon to bring to local markets — it wasn't until 2006 that Lorenzo even started bottling! Negro Lorenzo's Nebbiolo is said to rival the famous iterations across the river in Barolo and Barbaresco. One stand-out factor is the soil composition -- 70% sand — which yields a softer, more approachable expression of Barbera, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo.