Of course, the pros are paid to race their bikes so there is no time for hanging out and drinking the excellent Northern Italian wines made from the Nebbiolo grapes available in these two areas within the Piemonte region.
My friend, and occasional Lucha Vino contributor, Richard Foxall hit me up to see if I might want to include a feature on Peimonte wines since he happened to be in the region. That question lead to the first truly international Lucha Vino challenge. Richard provides the tasting notes and commentary for the Barbaresco challenger and I provide the counter attack from the Washington Nebbiolo representative.
Cana's Feast 2008 Nebbiolo v. Rivella Serafino di Rivella Teobaldo Barbaresco Montestefano 2008