Category: Italian Wine

Fratelli Cigliuti Dinner Friday 21st November

Or perhaps that should be ‘Sorelle Cigliuti…’? For on Friday eve the 5th generation of Cigliutis, sisters Claudia (left) and winemaker Silvia, came to Berrys to present 7 of their Alba wines alongside a mercurial Piemontese menu, courtesy of Chief Chef Stewart Turner. The tiny 6 hectare & something estate sits astrid Neive’s Serraboella hill at approx 350 metres elevation, […]

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 […]