White Truffle and Prunotto Winery at Wine Watch Wine Bar

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 07:30 PM

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"I like to drink wine more than I used to."
Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972)


I like to drink a lot more than I used to and that’s why I opened a Wine Bar to have more chances to drink with my Wine Drinking People!

Check out our line-up of tastings this week as we enter the final month of the year for wine tasting events at the Wine Bar.  We will be closed the month of December for private events as the Wine Store enters into the holiday mode for the rest of the year.   Wine Watch holiday gift box selections for 2017 out by the end of next week and we will be focused on getting the big kids their wine in time for the holidays once again after the last tasting is complete and this year its December 1st with a “Once in a Life time” vintage Krug Champagne tasting back to 1982 – time is short you have to “Drink the Good Stuff First”!!

Our white truffle season continues this week with another great event featuring the wines from Produttori winery with a new menu featuring this rare delicacy as a accent.

We start out the month of November with champagne Tribaut and this is a warm up as our annual Champagne and Sparkling wine tasting approaches on Saturday November 25th – One of the biggest events of the year with over 50 different examples of method Champenoise sparklers will be on the table.


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Champagne Tribaut Tasting at Wine Watch with Special Guest Sebastien Tribaut
Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 7:30 PM
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Vintage Port Tasting at Wine Watch Wine Bar back to 1948!

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:30 PM

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White Truffle and Prunotto Winery at Wine Watch Wine Bar

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:30 PM


There is nothing more decadent that drinking piedmont wines with an accompaniment of dishes that focus on white truffles from Alba.  Join us as we taste through a line-up of Prunotto wines including the legendary Prapo cru along with the current releases from this historic property from the Piedmont.  Toni Lampasone will be making a special four course tasting menu to accompany the tasting wines. The fee for this event is $150 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

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Prunotto White Truffle Dinner at The Wine Watch Wine Bar
Saturday, November 4, 2017
7:30 PM

Tasting Line-Up:
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2014 Prunotto Barbera D'Asti Fiulot
Price: $15.25    Sale $13.42
The wine is a vivid and intense ruby red in color with a grapey and fruity (plum and cherry) aroma. Grapes grown on light and loose-textured soils and modern oenological techniques which enable producers to obtain and conserve fruit and freshness combine to make this a wine which is very pleasurable in its youth.
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2012 Prunotto Pian Romualdo Barbera D'Alba
Price: $28.25    Sale $24.86

Vinified since 1961 and this Barbera is from a vineyard just outside of the Barolo DOCG, NW facing so longer to ripen and a good amount of ripe black cherry and plum like fruit, liqueur like richness with some pretty floral notes, cooler climate. A nicely balanced wine on the tongue with a solid core of dark cherry berry fruit and a nice freshness here at the end, pretty floral notes and some of that black truffle spice. Finish 40+ Very Good +
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2012 Prunotto Nebbiolo d Alba Occhetti
Price: $23.50    Sale $20.68
A single vineyard Nebbiolo from Roero and this wine has a very pretty nose red cherry fruit, perfumed floral notes, rose petal and red licorice spice. Pretty red cherry fruit on the tongue with fine tannins and a nice hand of spice and floral notes on the finish, light chalk, very pretty and quite drinkable but this is a vintage you could keep these entry level wines for 3-5 years easily. Finish 35+ Very Good
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2013 Prunotto Barbaresco
Price: $47.25    Sale $41.58
(91 points) Showing a hearty dose of all-Nebbiolo personality, the 2013 Barbaresco opens to well-balanced notes of dried berry, licorice, tar and blue flower. The ensemble is delicate and fresh. What makes this wine so appealing is the fact it offers such a clear and pristine view of the grape that is especially well-executed in this vintage. The finish is elegant and silky. (ML) 91+ (9/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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2011 Prunotto Barolo
Price: $56.25    Sale $49.50
A big bouquet of cherry liqueur like fruit, fresh rose petals and tar like earth on the nose, very forward and seductive. This wine is made from a blend of fruit coming from Montforte D’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga D'Alba. A big and chewy wine with a nice amount of forward fruit, this is a very easy drinking vintage for being so young, has a good amount of spice and truffle like earth notes through the finish 45+ Excellent +

2009 Prunotto Barolo Prapo
Price: $90.00    Sale $79.20
(94 Points) Prunotto’s 2009 Barolo shows austere aromas of pressed fruit, tar and licorice. There’s no question that this wine has been made with impeccable precision. With a little time in the glass, softer tones of spice and leather become more evident. It shows medium body with rock solid structure at the back. The Wine Advocate

Egg Sashimi with White Truffle
Tuna Carpaccio with White Truffle and Fried Bermuda Onions
Gnocchi with White Truffle Creme
White truffle, bacon and pistachio butter stuffed brioche drizzled with honey

The fee for this tasting is $150 per person + tax for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

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In 1904, in the council chambers of the community of Serralunga, and in the presence of notary Giacomo Oddero and the young witness Alfred Prunotto, the co-operative winery known as "Ai Vini delle Langhe" ("Of the wines of Langhe") was founded. Amongst those who participated in the drawing up of the constitutional acts, there were individuals who left their mark on the story of Alba and the nearby communities of Langa and many small producers of the surrounding area.

The first harvest took place in 1905. This was followed by several difficult years which suffered from the instability in the economy, aggravated by the first world war. In 1922, when it was time to renew the co-operative winery, many members decided not to contribute their grapes anymore. Thus, although it was an exceptional year, the vintage was not very abundant.  The winery started having serious economic problems and was liquidated.

During this crisis, the young Alfredo Prunotto met and then married Luigina, with whom he decided to take over the co-operative winery "Ai Vini delle Langhe", bestowing on it his name. Thanks to the passionate persistence of the newlyweds, the winery became famous very quickly and began to export wines throughout the world: first to South America and then to the United States, whose markets opened up during those years. Prunotto is one of the few companies that believed in the economic prospects of the new world.

In 1956, Alfredo Prunotto decided to retire from the business, giving the company over to his friend and wine expert Beppe Colla, aided by Carlo Filiberti and a bit later by his brother Tino Colla.

In 1961, the Prunotto Cellars began to identify specific production zones noted for growing top-quality grapes appropriate for the separate vinification of individual crus, such as the Barolo Bussia and Barbera d'Alba Pian Romualdo.

In 1972, Ugo della Piana, an architect of langarol origins designed the new wine cellar, which was to be built near Alba, where the company's head offices are today.

In 1989, the Marchesi Antinori family began its collaboration with the Prunotto Company, at first handling distribution and later, in 1994, when the Colla brothers retired, getting directly involved in the production process, maintaining the excellent level of quality which Alfredo Prunotto had always insisted upon.

One of the most important objectives set by the Antinori family together with the Colla brothers, is to produce wines from personally-owned vineyards and therefore to maintain more control over the final product right from birth.

This project was realized in 1990, when Albiera Antinori, Marchese Piero Antinori's oldest daughter, further delineated the character of the winery, paying special attention to the acquisition of vineyards, which include: The Costamiole Vineyard in Agliano, for the production of Barbera d'Asti; the vineyard in the Bussia cru, one of the most well-known in the in the Barolo zone; and land in Calliano, for the study and analysis of the new varietals, i.e. Albarossa and Syrah. In 1996, a vineyard of 5 hectares in size, called "Bric Turot", was acquired in the Barbaresco region; and a 5-hectare vineyard was purchased in the Treiso zone for the production of Moscato.

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