RARE Italian Restaurant is located in Fort Collins, CO in the heart of Old Town. We are proud to offer local, fresh ingredients and are committed to seasonality.  We offer the best steaks in Northern Colorado, with an extensive wine list of 60+ wines in-house.

This week’s #WineWednesday features a Barbaresco from the Cavanna Vinyard in the heart of Piedmont’s wine country.

This traditional red wine ages for 18-24 months in large barrels of Slavonian oak and is then refined in horizontally-placed bottles for at least 6 months, as noted on the Luigi Giordano website.  This wine is described by the winery as a “brilliant garnet red colour with orange highlights developing with age; ample and intense perfume with fruity, jammy and spicy notes; Dry full and aristocratic flavour.”

There’s a long history with the Giordano family’s wine making.  Originally selling just grapes, Luigi – the son of the Giovanni who founded his estate near the center of the Barbaresco village in the 1930s – boldly began to vinify grapes in 1960.  Since then, the Cavanna Vinyard has harvested some of Barbaresco’s most impressive winery growth.

For more information about this wine and the Cavanna winery and Luigi Giordano, visit http://www.luigigiordano.it/il-nostro-barbaresco?lang=us