Cantine Garrone, Vino Rosso (Piedmont, Italy) “Munaloss” 2020

($17):  Garrone, a small, even tiny, co-operative at the foot of the Alps in the northernmost part of Piedmont, is unusual.  The Garrone family works about 7.5 acres of vines themselves and has recruited 50 other growers whose holdings total about 25 acres.  A blend of Nebbiolo (50%), Croatina (30%) and Barbera, the “Munaloss” bottling delivers bright red fruit flavors, a touch of savoriness and great energy.  With few tannins, it takes a chill nicely.  All in all, it has a charming rusticity that makes it ideal for pizza or spicy pasta with a sausage sauce.
87 Michael Apstein Oct 18, 2022