Category: Italian Wine

Italian Update

Recently back from a ten day buying trip to Piedmont, briefly to Tuscany and a first visit to Umbria. More precisely I spent two days in and around the village of Serralunga d’Alba, the third largest Barolo commune at 311ha (behind La Morra & Monforte d’Alba), ex 1786ha for all Barolo. As with Burgundy I […]

Giuseppe Mascarello Tasting

5th generation Giuseppe Mascarello was in town to promote their Monforte d’Alba single vineyard wine Santo Stefano di Perno to BBR staff. As way of comparison the wine was tasted alongside their Castiglione Falletto vineyard wine Monprivato. From elevated, deep, ancient iron rich clay & sandstone soils, the Santo Stefano is a more classic Barolo […]