• Cantine Elvio Tintero w/ Morgan

    January 18th at 3pm
    In 1900 a Frenchman named Pierre Tintero set out for Piedmont in search of work. He found an opportunity to do odd jobs at a small estate where widow Rosina Cortese was struggling to handle all the work herself. Pierre, called “Pietrin” by the locals, quickly became a vital part of the estate and also fell in love with the widow, whom he married two years later. The couple continued to work the vines together and bottled their own Dolcetto for the first time just as war fell in 1914. Years later their grandson would find a stash of this vintage hidden within the walls of the cellar, certainly a precaution against ransacking troops who passed through the area.

    Pietrin and Rosina’s two sons, Giovanni and Carlo, eventually took over the estate and expanded it by purchasing adjacent vineyard plots. Moscato was just a tiny part of their production since it is only practical to produce it in large quantities, but after the Second World War giants Cinzano and Martini began producing the wine, so the brothers planted more of the variety to sell to these negociants while they continued bottling their still wines themselves. It was not until the 1980s that Carlo’s son Elvio began experimenting with the challenging process of frizzante wine production, allowing the family to take advantage of the grape’s special affinity to the local terroir. Elvio has now handed the reins over to the next generation, but he continues to help his son Marco and daughter-in-law Cinzia run the estate.

    Saturday Morgan will be here to pour these amazing wines for you all. Tintero is one of those producers you have to seek out. Although they producer around 41K cases per year, they are still well under the radar even by people who love Kermit Lynch. Most still do not know that KL imports them. When it comes to prices vs quality....this is your high-end fruit on a daily drinker budget! This is why I love the wines so much!!! This is what Morgan will be pouring for us.

    Elvio Tintero Vino Bianco
    Elvio Tintero Vino Rosato Nv
    Elvio Tintero Langhe Nebbiolo 2016
    Elvio Tintero Barbaresco 2014
    Elvio Tintero Moscato D'asti Sori Gramella 2017

    Get ready people...time to stock up your cellar with some solid daily drinkers.
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