Italian Club of St Louis September 20th Program

September Program 

Del Buon Vino!

On September 20th we will meet at our normal location, Favazza’s Banquet Center. The dinner will be accompanied by wines hand selected by our presenter that evening, Luciano Racca. Luciano is the co-owner of Raineri vineyard in Piemonte, Italy. He will speak to us about each of the wines as we move through the dinner courses.

This is an opportunity to enjoy fine Italian wines, selected by the winemaker himself, paired with the evening’s dinner. We will also learn about the grape varietals and the wines they produce while tasting them. 

This is a special opportunity, don’t miss it. In vino veritas!


A short history, with a promising future…

In 2004 Gianmatteo (Jimmy) Raineri and Fabrizio Giraudo met at the wine university in Torino. After just a few conversations, they decided to have a little fun and try their luck making wine from a Dolcetto vineyard belonging to Jimmy’s father. After year passed, they had produced about 1,000 bottles of Dolcetto di Dogliani. But Jimmy and Fabrizio were interested in taking it a bit further and added Barbera d’Alba to their project. The results were successful and a real passion developed, which led to the bold decision to start producing Barolo. In 2006, Jimmy’s father in law decided to help the guys by giving them nebbiolo from his vineyard in Perno of Monforte. As a result, their first Barolo vintage (2006) was born for the Raineri team, as well as their first vintage of Langhe Nebbiolo.

A few years later in 2011, bringing with him a strong international wine background, Luciano Racca joined Jimmy and Fabrizio. The combination put Azienda Agricola Raineri in a position ready to confront the global market.

In 2014 the Raineri guys finally discovered the right property to create their own cellar in Panerole of Novello. The space includes a dedicated vinification area and another one for barrel ageing. As the expert producers of the Langhe always say, vineyard efforts are only successful when followed by hard work in a well-organized cellar.

“Our philosophy is the same as the great Masters that made the Langhe District famous worldwide: maintain total respect for the vineyard and the vine, coupled with maximum care in the ageing process in the cellar. To achieve this, we remain always in the vineyard, keep a focus on the quality of our French oak, and continue to tasteour wines day after day…”



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