1964 Cappellano Barolo. 1968 Mastroberardino Taurasi. 1977 Quintarelli Recioto. 1964 Antoniolo Gattinara. 1978 Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina.
These were just some of the wines poured last night to honor Italian wine writer Walter Speller at a dinner held in New York City at Maialino. Walter was in North America for the presentation of the fourth edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine, which includes his entries on Italian wine.
The flight of wines was selected by Jamie Wolff, owner of Chambers Street Wines and one of the leading collectors of rare Italian wine in the U.S.
And the wine they raised in hand to toast the man of the hour?
2011 Arcari e Danesi Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero.
We were excited when Jamie informed us that he would be pouring our wine at this momentous event. And we were even more happy to learn that Walter would be speaking about our wines alongside some of the greats of Italian winemaking.
Cheers, Walter! We are looking forward to reading your work in the Oxford Companion to Wine!