Lunch at La Cantinetta Ristorante
@ Via Roma 33, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy (7/4/2016)

After my wonderful morning visit to Cantina Bartolo Mascarello, Alan Manley walked me around the corner to La Cantinetta and introduced me to the owner Maurilio Chiappetto and the staff. There I had a lovely lunch before my visit to the Giuseppe Rinaldi Winery.

The food here is quite good. All I could manage was some antipasti and a light dessert. Though, after looking at the photos below, I think you'll understand why.

For each image, I have posted a compressed (and possibly cropped) version. Click on it to see the original, much larger image.

The covers to the menu and wine list:

2015 Terre da Vino [Vite Colte] Roero Arneis Villata - Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Roero (7/4/2016)
[By the glass from a freshly opened bottle at La Cantinetta for lunch in Barolo. The label on my bottle is identical to the 2014 label here on CT except mine says "Vite Colte" where the 2014 says "Terre da Vino". It appears that "Vite Colte" is another brand name for "Terre da Vino".] Yellow gold color. Fragrant floral nose. Fresh, crisp, tasty. Perfect with rich lunch apps. (90 points) [Note posted from CellarTracker.]

Russian Salad with Day-Fresh Vegetables, Salt-Cooked Vitello Tonnato con Salsa Delicate:

Liver PÔtÚ over Onion Confit, Carne Cruda di Fassona:

L'Uovo in Pasta: An Egg in a Big Raviolo with Truffles.

Espresso and Panna Cotta: Yummy!

Walking to the G. Rinaldi Winery

After lunch, I walked to the edge of the town of Barolo to visit the Giuseppe Rinaldi Winery.

Piazza Caduti per la LibertÓ

Across the street from La Cantinetta, there is a small piazza where there is a view of the side of the G. Rinaldi Winery:

Below is an aerial map photo showing the winery near the center. Above the winery
in the photo is north and closer to the town and the hillside seen in the photo above.
Below (south) and right (east) of the winery is the Le Coste vineyard which
I have outlined in red. Outlined in blue are the G. Rinaldi plots within the Le Coste vineyard.
Original aerial map photo © Google Maps.
Lines drawn with the help of Masnaghetti's Enogea Barolo map book.

West on Via Roma

Original aerial map photo © Google Maps.

Walking back past La Cantinetta, there is the Damilano Wine Shop,
just next to La Cantinetta (the goldenrod building on the right):

Men relaxing in the center of town and a Barolo bike rack:

Looking NW, CBM is around the corner. Castello della Volta is under repairs in the distance at the top of the hill:

Italian tchotchkes, wine, and a FWG self-portrait:

South on Via Monforte

Looking up Via Vittorio Veneto before turning left onto Via Monforte:

The entrance to the E. Pira Winery owned by Chiara Boschis:

A local school and its playground with town behind it:

Next, my visit to the Giuseppe Rinaldi Winery.



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