One of my favorite things about wine is that it keeps my mind fresh. Anyone who tells you that they know everything about wine is probably not entirely connected to their wine knowledge. Even the world’s greatest experts on wine admit that it’s impossible to know every single thing about the world of wine. This is why wine is so fun! I love the study of it from the grapes to the regions, soils and heritage. With that in mind, I thought I’d toss you a new grape for the month. Erbaluce is a grape that most notably dates back to the early 17th century and was originally grown in the region of Piedmont, Italy.
Here’s a wine with a great deal of merit and heritage to try: Cieck Winery’s Erbaluce di Caluso from Piedmont, Italy. Mouthwatering and electrifyingly intense with a lively, lemony zing backed by textured notes of crushed gravel and bright yellow fruit. A fun, fresh wine that is sure to keep your brain and your sensory on point!
Find similar selections at Edina Liquor and France 44.
Leslee Miller is a certified sommelier and owner of local wine consulting firm, Amusee.