Several years ago I was lucky enough to visit the home of Bruna Grimaldi and to have lunch with her and her son, Simon. Ah, it was a simple lunch typical of a leisurely Italian work day, pasta with marinara, bread, a marvelous cheese plate and wine. Wine so beautifully produced that the food became a secondary nutritional substance. After a lunch filled with stories and laughter Simon, a wine technician and student of oenology, gave us a tour around the winery and explained the families strategies for making their wines: arneis, Barbaresco, barbera, dolcetto d' Alba, nebbiolo d' Alba and their vast lines of Barolo, What impressed me most about the wines was the passion and enthusiasm the young Simon had for the wines that they make.
"The wine, the highest expression of aromas and flavors of the Barolo area. The agricultural Bruna Grimaldi company takes great care of the wines, thanks to the infinite passion of Franco Fiorino who always tries to get a quality wine that retains its naturalness. The taste of wine is the grape from which it is produced, is the grape is the symbol of the land where it is grown.In line proposals are five types of wine, embellished by three Barolo cru, obtained in vineyards Serralunga d'Alba, Grinzane Cavour and Roddi."
I'm really looking forward to hosting Simon for another evening of wine enthusiasm! The Wednesday, Feb. 22nd tasting is free and it will include 8 wines, four of which will be Barolo. The show is from 4:30p - 6:30p.