Our Original Italian Winery: Corsini's Best Vintage
How did your favorite Oregon and Washington wine specialists become a trusted source for Italian wines? It's a question we're asked almost daily. It started in 2007, 20 years after our founding, with a trip to Italy and the wines of Ruggeri Corsini, the first Italian producer we ever offered to our mailing list.
I've been excited to offer today's wines since I tasted them in September, my third visit to Corsini. 2015 was a benchmark vintage for them -- the best Barolo and Barbera Armujan I've tasted from Corsini.
A superstar wife-husband team, with advanced degrees in grape-growing and wine-making, Lolly and Nicola chose the quiet life and established their wine farm and home in the tiny hamlet of Corsini, at the end of a narrow road outside the Barolo village of Monforte d'Alba. They've grown into a fixture of Oregon's outsized Italian wine scene, thanks to their countless visits to the market and dedication to making Piedmont wines accessible in style and price. Corsini is exactly the kind of winery we've spent our 32 years in business supporting; we wholeheartedly recommend each and every wine for Piedmont lovers and newcomers alike!
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($24.95 regular)
Along with their Barolo Bussia, this is Corsini's pride and joy. Rightfully so. This is stunning Barbera, from 70 year-old vines in the prime Barolo territory. It's rich and dense, flowing with ripe plums, sweet violet and spice, and dark chocolate. Armujan spends 18 months in barrel and cask, which enhances its suave and velvety texture. Great aging potential (at least five years, which is the longest I've been able to resist so far), but you'll want to drink it all up. - Marcus
$35.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($39.95 regular)
An outstanding Barolo value. Attractive aromas of cinnamon, licorice, and sweet flowers lead to a surprisingly supple-bodied young Barolo with great red berry and dark cherry fruit. Read: don't be afraid to drink this now! Heck, I didn't even decant it but did taste it over the course of three days and found that the finish elongated on the second day opened, picking up tobacco and cocoa powder accents. Entirely suitable for aging if, unlike me, you can keep your hands off super-tasty Barolo for a few years. - Marcus
$43.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($47.95 regular)
A thoroughly impressive, flamboyant and hearty wine, beautifully perfumed, warm and inviting, vertically structured in a way that's uniquely Nebbiolo. Brown spices, licorice, vanilla and resinous herbs fill the glass before a basket of red fruits -- berries, plums, cherries -- envelops your tastes. A dense and creamy mouthful, the tannins are more prominent than in the San Pietro yet they're velvety, sweet and succulent and as I've said countless times, I'm not afraid of yummy Barolo tannins! Decant for a couple hours if you're drinking sooner, and pair with deeply flavored foods, or tuck away in the cellar and let time work its magic. One of Corsini's two flagship wines, Bussia is one of Monforte's finest vineyards. - Marcus
$14.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($15.95 regular)
Nebbiolo rosé, yes way! One of my favorite pink wines of 2019, this manages to capture the essence of Nebbiolo while being an utterly crushable pre-, during, and post-dinner sipper. The coppery hue, the lovely citrus and soft rose -- I want a glass with lunch right now!
$14.85 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($16.50 regular)
Arneis, Sauvignon blanc, and Chardonnay come together to make a delightfully refreshing white that stands up to all sorts of dishes and makes for a delightfully refreshing deck-chair tipple, too. We love it.
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