It’s still hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that the wines of Cordero di Montezemolo are not more well known in the U.S.
The Cordero family is one of the oldest winemaking clans of Barolo, tracing their roots back to the 15th century and beyond. They have been making wine on their iconic estate for more than 600 years.
The majestic Lebanon cedar that looks out over their farm in La Morra is widely recognized as the symbol of Barololand (you can see it in the image above).
Yet until this year, you really couldn’t find their top wines beyond New York City and a few smaller markets here and there across our country.
But today, thanks to the Corderos’ new importer, the wines have finally landed in Texas.
For our virtual winemaker dinner this Thursday, we are welcoming Alberto Cordero who will be presenting his family’s 2017 Barolo Monfalletto, a single-vineyard wine, his family’s flagship.
I haven’t been to Alberto’s winery since January 2020 but the importer sent me a sample of the Monfalletto at the end of last year. It is simply one of the best wines we have ever poured in our virtual wine dinner series.
This is one not to miss. Alberto speaks English well and is a wonderful presenter. He’s also a super cool guy (we spent an amazing evening together in 2020 pairing Nebbiolo with seafood at one of the hippest restaurants in Barolo).
And as always, Shanon and I will make the wines available with pricing exclusive to guests who attend this week’s event.
I love all the wine that we pour at the restaurant and for our virtual events. But this is a special one. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of the first time it’s being presented in our city.
Thank you for your support: none of this would be possible without you!
Thursday, January 27
guests will be provided with a Zoom link
$119 per couple
Please email Jeremy to reserve
by clicking here.
Classic Italian bruschetta with extra-virgin olive oil
Strozzapreti ai Funghi
Strozzapreti with wild mushrooms and a light tomato sauce
Brasato al Barolo
Slow-cooked beef in Barolo reduction
Cordero di Montezemolo 2017 Barolo Monfalletto