Jonny Gibson from the Sussex Wine School organised a Nebbiolo Tasting event… Here is feedback!
It’s Fab Cave Time!
This Sunday the 9th of December from 11 AM to 7 PM
next Friday the 14th of December from 2 PM to 10 PM.
We couldn’t wait any longer and we decided to open our small back garden studio to our friends. It’s not finished yet but please come and let’s cheer together at the end of the 2018 and the beginning of 2019. RSVP if you are coming and do let us know your preferred time to plan all visits smoothly.
Come and enjoy with us a glass of Prosecco Superiore or a Nebbiolo from the Alps. The first glass is on us and you might even be able to find few of our outstanding bottles left to buy… and someone told us there will be a freshly baked artisanal panettone with prosecco cream around… If you want to taste several wines we suggest a small contribution to wonder around with the glass we will give you… and suddenly you will find a lot of bottles available to taste and few nibbles…
Prosecco and Nebbiolo Masterclass
Few people asked already to repeat our masterclass on Prosecco and Nebbiolo. Fab will run two sessions if we have enough people interested.
The sessions will be:
- Sunday at 5:00 PM
- Friday at 7:00 PM
Max 8 people. 8 wines. 3 Prosecco and 5 Nebbiolo. Cost 35£ per person.
Please do let us know in advance if you are coming as we have only 2 people interested so far and we will confirm the masterclass only with at least 6 people. RSVP
Please come by public transports, walk at our place or find someone to bring you back home.
If you are driving, please DON’T DRINK!
Friends of Ravenna Italian Wine Tasting. An overview of the fabulous Italian Wine fragmentation and excellence.
We will start a journey across Italy presenting all the main wine varieties. We will then go North passing through Ravenna to then focus (and taste) two of the most iconic and outstanding Italian wines produced in the Alps.
When: May 9th at 7 PM
If you are a not a member and would like to attend, please contact
Piedmont’s Langhe superstar Barolo is globally recognised (and the very close Barbaresco) … However Nebbiolo grows and makes good – even great – wines under various aliases throughout Northwestern Italy. The wines may lack the muscle of Barolo but they make up for it in perfume, energy, elegance and delicacy.
Valtellina: In Lombardia and bordering Switzerland, these vineyards reach over 2,000 feet. Nebbiolo (locally called Chiavennasca) can be blended with other grapes (Rossola, Pignola, Prugnolo and Pinot Nero). This is the most “nervous” Nebbiolo, full of flowers and sometimes subtle gamey notes. The four Crus are Sasella, Grumello, Inferno and Valgella, which may appear on labels. There’s also a tradition of beefing up the region’s light wine by drying grapes, Amarone-style; they call this Sforsato.
Northern Piedmont: This region includes Gattinara, Ghemme, Bramaterra, Fara, Lessona, Sizzano and, of course, Boca. Nebbiolo (called Spanna here) is often blended with Vespolina and Uva Rara.
Carema: Also in northern Piedmont, but just southwest of those mentioned above. Carema sits in the shadows of Mt. Blanc and is on the border of the Valle d’Aosta region. Nebbiolo (here called Picoutener or Picotendro) grows at high altitudes in fantastically terraced vineyards rooted in poor stony soils. Compared to the wines from Gattinara, Lessona, Boca, etc., the wines of Carema are even more brisk and ethereal.
Donnas and Arnad-Montjovet: From the eastern section of Valle d’Aosta near Carema, these are light and crisp Nebbiolos (called Picoutener or Picotendro).
An informal and pleasant evening to taste some of the best wines (and some of the best vintages) from Valtellina and Valdobbiadene.
Winchester Wine Tasting Price
Fab Wines Mixed Boxes
Fab Wines Mixed Boxes. Make the outstanding Prosecco Superiore and Nebbiolo wines accessible. Three prosecco Millesimato as well as the three Valtellina Superiore reds.
Often out of stock, the Tanoré Extra Dry is back in our shelves. An outstanding Prosecco Superiore at a great price.
A fabulous pale red ruby colour, flavours of red berries with hints of hazelnut. An ideal companion for rich starters, pasta, all kind of meat and cheese. (LIMITED QUANTITY)
A fresh Nebbiolo you can enjoy every day. A box of 6 bottles of Valtellina Nebbiolo IGT
Cartizze. The DOCG zone of Prosecco Superiore is on a hilly strip of land beside the Piave river between the small towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, that sits between the Dolomites and the Adriatic. Valdobbiadene is the heart of prosecco production with a concentration of hill slopes up to 500 metres, including the top prosecco, Cartizze. Continue reading “The “ultimate Prosecco”… Cartizze”
Outstanding Prosecco Superiore
IWSC Silver Outstanding Prosecco Superiore Millesimato Brut: “Very pale straw, with persistent, creamy mousse and lively fizz. A brief maturation imparts the nose with a little complexity, whilst retaining pure floral scents and aromas, honeysuckle and ginger. Very pure, crisp vinosity on palate, white peach and lime notes, fresh and stimulating with off dry pure flavours. It sits gently and lightly on palate, like a caressing feather, and a clean, crisp but mouth-watering and more-ish finish. Now where’s the Bellini?” Continue reading “IWSC Silver Outstanding for our Prosecco Superiore Brut Millesimato”
Here at FabWines we are always keen to get the best products to deliver a high quality wine experience. One of the critical aspects to store and age a 2010 Nebbiolo properly (like our award winning Rainoldi Grumello Riserva or our Menegola Sassella Rupestre is wine storage.
Wine should age at the right temperature (between 12 and 14 Celsius) and the right Humidity (between 60% and 80%) in a dark environment. Continue reading “The Best Wine Cabinets with WinestorageCompany.co.uk”
Thank You Portsmouth Wine Society for hosting my introduction and tasting of Valdobbiadene Superiore and Valtellina Superiore. I hope you enjoyed it as I did!