Category: Italian Wine

The end is nigh? Time to sit back and enjoy the sounds of the Italia 2012 harvest!

More precisely, the sweet sound of Lucio Battisti played out in the midst of Odilio Antoniotti’s stunning Bramaterra vineyard as his Nebbiolo harvest came to a close.

Introducing Ciro Picariello, producer of fine Campanian whites…

New to the Berry Bros. & Rudd Italian range are the white wines of the Picariello family, whose cantina lies high up among the Irpinian hills at Summonte, close to Avellino. Ciro is an architect by training who turned winemaker once he met his wife Rita (Guerriero), owner of the land! Together with their daughter Emma […]

Just in! Italy’s Franciacorta sparkling wines now available at Berrys.

It has been said that many of Italy’s prized wines rarely leave the country. One such wine would be the ‘champagne method’, bottle-fermented sparkling wines of the Franciacorta region in Lombardy, near Brescia. For years the market for these Champagne-like wines was Italy, notably the local Milanese. But a recent visit along with my colleague Edwin […]

Harvest news of Aglianico, the black pearl of S.Italy, at Taurasi cantina Luigi Tecce…

I’m so excited by the potential of the Aglianico grape, and its capacity to make great wines to complement the country’s, and world’s, finest; a potential that the South of Italy is finally beginning to grasp, with Luigi Tecce leading the way! Like Nebbiolo, Aglianico delivers its finest expression when sited at altitude, so benefitting […]