Podere Ruggeri Corsini with Nicola Argamante
Nicola was born in Tuscany and raised in Piedmont. There he met a lithe woman from Sardinia with jet-black hair, a fine roman nose, and a mesmerizing accent. They were at the University of Turin together: she was getting a post-graduate degree in viticulture; he a PhD in enology, and they fell completely in love.
In the early 1990’s Nicola was consulting for various producers in the Langhe while writing his papers and fulfilling his degree requirements when he stumbled upon the hamlet of Corsini. It lay tucked away in a little valley just north of Monforte d’Alba, a couple of houses and farm buildings surrounded by vines. He took Lorendana there. In 1995 they got married, bought the hamlet, and started their life together.
Nicola still consults here and there, but mostly he is in the cellar while Lorendana is in the vines. They have 25 acres of vineyards divided among 24 parcels, and average just over 6,000 cases of wine each year. They walk a really nice line between traditionalists and modernists, meaning that their wines are transparent with clear impressions, while possessing superb drinkability.
Corsini wines have been featured at Nostrana for 15 years. We're thrilled to welcome Nicola back for dinner.
Tickets include a seat at our communal table with the winemakers to enjoy a 4-course dinner paired with 4 wines. $99/person for food and wine. Supplemental wine flight available.
Tonnato di Maiale—pork tenderloin, fried capers, red onion, celery heart
Chicory Salad—orange, meyer lemon, fresh herbs, parmigiano
Fazzoletti di Pasta—cheese-stuffed handkerchief pasta, black truffle butter, crispy prosciutto
Brasato di Manzo—beef braised in red wine
Hazelnut Polenta—Sautéed Greens
Bonet alla Piemontese—amaretti, chamomile, grappa
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