Wine Tasting with Eric Merlau Featuring the Wines of Piedmont, Italy
Southern Season cordially invites you to meet Eric Merlau this Saturday, March 4 from 12 to 3 pm as he will be sampling featured wines from the Piedmont Producer Abbona.
About the Winery:
Built beginning in 2004 and inaugurated in 2006, the winery of Marziano Abbona is an ode to the hills of Dogliani. Located in the village of San Luigi in the center of a natural amphitheater of hills, at its back is a large, man-made pond, behind which the Alpine mountains are outlined along the horizon on clear days.
The winery rises up on the foundations of an ancient farmhouse once called “Cascina Valle dell’Olmo” in honor of the majestic elm (olmo) tree that grew in the barnyard. Struck with disease, the elm was cut, but it lives on in the stairs that lead to the ancient cellars of the farmhouse.
This winery represents a dialogue between past and present, perfectly integrating the landscape with its ancient foundations. The old, brick-vaulted ceilings arch over the tasting room, while the modern winemaking and aging rooms are completely interred. It emerging sections are covered in grass and finished Langhe stone. The modern area of the building also has a tasting room, its floor constructed in wood from old wine barrels and lit by large windows that open up to the magnificent countryside.
- Date: Saturday, March 4th
- Time: 12:00 PM