This wine list is the product of the passion and dedication of the Acquerello staff over a period of more than 25 years. We find Italian wines to be some of the most fascinating in the world. Despite a rich history, Italy has seen even more growth and development in recent years. The effect is a diverse selection of wines, ranging in style from the steadfast defenders of tradition to the young producers pushing the envelope to achieve new and exciting results.
While we represent every region in Italy, our focus is Piemonte, a region that offers some of Italy's most elegant and complex red wines. The Nebbiolo grape is the most important in the region. It is a majestic varietal, unique in being high in both tannin and acidity. This balance between power and finesse is an ideal match for our cuisine, which combines the rustic traditions of Italy with the purity and creativity of contemporary cooking.
Since opening in 1989, we have been fortunate to explore most of the best wines of Italy, California and Champagne, many of which have been presented to us by the producers themselves. In doing so, we have always striven to achieve a balance by embracing the classics while continuing to search for new and exciting wines.
Our list is a tribute to the growers and winemakers whose imagination and commitment affords us the opportunity to represent these great wines, and to share them and their individual characteristics and stories with our guests.
Our wine team is always available to introduce you to something new or to enlighten your enjoyment of old favorites. We encourage you to explore and ask questions, and it is our mission to enhance your wine experience in any and every possible way.
Giancarlo Paterlini - Proprietor
Gianpaolo Paterlini - Wine Director
Rafaele Santi - Head Sommelier
Davis Smith - Sommelier
Andrew Cox - Sommelier
To complement our selection, we are happy to open any bottle not represented on our list with a $75 charge per 750 ml. bottle, $37.50 per 375 ml. bottle, or $150 per 1500 ml. bottle
Limit two bottles (750 ml.) per party, or 1500 ml. total.