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Elmwood: Alessandro Cutolo of Marangona!!

  • Vintage Berkeley Elmwood 2949 College Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94705 United States (map)

Along the shimmering southern shores of Italy's Lake Garda? There's a wine region few people know about: Lugana. It's thought by some to make some of Italy's finest white wines, period... and it's now in danger of being wiped off the map by a high-speed rail project. Tuesday night? Come taste it while it's still around to be tasted! 

We have the honor of hosting one of the region's undisputed greats,Alessandro Cutolo of Marangona. A master of Turbiano, the local variation of Verdicchio (the very same grape Ian d'Agata called "arguably Italy's greatest native white grape variety"), the greatest Luganas (like Marangona's) are bright and lively beasts, as great for summer lake-lounging as they are for serious food pairing.

Ale, as Cutolo is called, is a gregarious gem of a human being; he alone would be worth diverting a train for! Tomorrow at Elmwood, he'll be pouring at least four of his wines: his classic Lugana, plus older-vine and cement-reared cuvées, and his magnificiently versatile Chiaretto(the rosé we give people who think they don't like rosé).

The Wines of Marangona.

With Alessandro Cutolo in the House!
Tuesday 6/18 at 6:00 PM.
Only at Elmwood. Only $5.