Category: Italian Wine

Giovanni Rosso 2012 Harvest in Vigna Rionda – Interview with Davide Rosso

Davide’s rightly pleased at the quality of the Vigna Rionda fruit he’s harvesting this year; his second harvest since inheriting the vineyard from cousin Tommaso (Canale). Much work has been done to bring more life to the vineyard: propping the old vine ‘limbs’ off the ground using ‘crutches’ he designed in the cantina,  raising the […]

Vigneti Luigi Oddero 2012 Harvest – Interview With Lena Oddero

A new face on Berrys’ books this year is Lena Oddero, owner of Vigneti Luigi Oddero (so named after her late husband), whom I meet in their Rocche dei Rivera vineyard stunningly located in the heart of Barolo’s Castiglione Falletto village. Appassionati of Nebbiolo and Barolo will probably have heard of the name ‘Oddero’ but few realise that […]

Cantina Mascarello Bartolo 2012 Harvest – Interview with Maria Teresa Mascarello

Kicking off five days of 2012 Nebbiolo harvest reports this week, here I interview Maria Teresa Mascarello of Barolo producer Cantina Mascarello Bartolo in her Cannubi vineyard. Maria Teresa’s satisfied with the quality of her Nebbiolo fruit, especially when one considers what the vine has had to put up with this year:  a late, shock minus […]

Berrys’ 2012 Italian Tasting

On Thursday 6th September, Berrys hosted the second ever Italian walkaround tasting in Lindley Hall, St James. Even in its infancy, this annual wine tasting is increasingly recognised as showing an excellent selection of Italian wines and, as such, was extremely well attended by customers and journalists alike. For this growing, important wine-producing country, this […]