Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Christoph Kunzli, Wine Maker of Le Piane: Salem

As previously mentioned, Adonna Imports has arranged for Christoph Künzli, the winemaker of Le Piane in the Northern Piedmont, to host two upcoming wine dinners. They will be on February 28th at The Blue Room and March 3rd at Il Capriccio. If you cannot attend either of these two dinners, you now have another chance to meet Christoph Künzli.

Mr. Künzli will also be making an appeareance at Salem Wine Imports on February 29 at 6:30pm. Eric of Salem Wine Imports states: "In the early 90's Christoph bought a very small vineyard in the Novara region of NE Piedmont in Boca. Realizing the great possibilities for winemaking in this historic area he has cleared and planted land until he had enough to commercially bottle his distinct style. We are the beneficiaries of his vision and skill. Mostly Nebbiolo with Vespolino and the native Bonarda added for complexity, they are big wines with a silky elegance. Not to be missed."

I recently tasted the 2004 Le Piane La Maggiorina and was impressed. It was an excellent value wine so I definitely would like to meet the wine maker and taste his higher end wines. I will likely be attending this event so maybe I will see you there. It should be a good time.

Salem Wine Imports
32 Church Street
Salem, MA
Phone: 978-741-9463

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