During the summer's Italy trip I finally got the chance to visit Piedmont with my favorite areas Barolo and Langhe. The area is located about 45 minutes drive south of Turin. Will be back with a full travel report about this wonderful experiences. But first I have to tell you about a wine that we tasted for the first time, at a nice restaurant in Cherasco. We found to our delight a Langhe Chardonnay . This Chardonnay was a true example of wine love. In the restaurant it only cost 14 euros (but even better 6 euro at the vineyard). It enchanted us to the point that we were "forced" to try a spontaneous visit to the vineyard.
Azienda Agricola Marengo Poderi La Collina www.poderilacollina.it is located in a small village called Dogliani about 20 minutes from Cherasco. It has excellent sun exposure, which gives a little more ripe grapes than Piedmont in general, which we appreciate. When we tried to visit them we where extremly lucky that the owner and winemaker Piergiorgio Marengo was just about to leave for a wine delivery in Turin.
Poderi La Collina Langhe Chardonnay 2014 for 6 euro
The aroma is elegant, full of minerals like the scent of a gravel pit with green apples and a light citrus touch. The taste is so outrageously good for those few euros. A fully divine Chardonnay fruit appears with wine love nuances of minerals, green apples and blood grapefruit. So grape typical and money/quality wise one of the greatest white wine surprises of our entire trip. And it does mean a lot given all the goodies we got the opportunity to test during the trip. If you follow Wineblogg this autumn you will understand what I am talking about.
Unfortunately the wine is not sold in Sweden at the moment, but if we are lucky, there are some curious Swedish importer who read this blog post. And next year we will hopefully have more time to visit this exciting property a little by the side of the more famous areas. For their red is also just as sensationally good.