Pre-Order: Lorenzo Negro Albarusa 6pk
Limited Supply, this wine arrives Friday, August 14th.
How many Albarossa’s have you tried ("Albarusa" in local dialect)? Likelihood is not many, as there are approximately only 10 hectares of the grape planted IN THE WORLD, and this is one of only a few that are made as a 100% varietal wine. And we are the only shop in America to get any of this amazing juice!
Albarossa is the result of a crossing of Barbera and what was originally thought to be Nebbiolo, but was discovered to be Chatus (an old, fairly obscure French grape variety from the Ardeche).
This wine is serious from front to back! It starts out with a hit of intense berry fruit, ranging from dark cherry to blackberry. There is a well-integrated woodsy, brambly, rustic edge and a long, evolving finish. And it is a complete steal at $19.99. I’ve tasted plenty of $40-50 wines that don’t even come close to the beauty and complexity of this Albarossa! But if you want to try it, get some soon. Lorenzo only makes a tiny amount of this wine, and only a handful of cases made the journey across the ocean to us!