The Italian Piedmont, the foothills of the Alps, has been wine country since before Roman times. Famed for Barolo and Barbaresco, the region also makes stellar reds from the native Dolcetto and Barbera grapes. Whites are either totally crisp and dry, made of Cortese or Arneis, or lush and slightly sweet when made from the ancient Moscato (Muscat) grape.
Today, the ancient viticultural landscape is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site... a tribute to two thousand years of wine, food, and culture.
The Ca' Rapulin is a agriturismo destination in Calosso, just outside Alba in the heart of the Langhe region. Along with vineyards, the Valdesolo family runs a small hotel, restaurant, cooking school with a focus on local cuisine and ingredients. Family member Tino Valdesolo splits his time between Calosso and here in Boston, and we're pleased to be able to offer his wines to his Massachusetts friends and family!
Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Moscato d’Asti, the universal apertif wine of the Piedmont, is lightly sweet, perfumed and exuberant. Rapulin's is classic, bottled at about 6% alcohol and with a light sparkle. Fresh fruit, soft cheeses, or by itself in the mid-afternoon...
Barbera d'Asti DOCG
A full bodied, palate pleasing wine with mild tannins and a fruity nose. Bright and peppery, it's a perfect first- course wine with pasta in a light cream sauce, or pairs beautifully with truffles, roast game, or hard cheeses.