Tag: Barbaresco

The great wines of Gaja

There is no more controversial – or influential – figure in Italian wine than Angelo Gaja. Having recently visited all three of the family’s estates, Private Account Manager Tatiana Humphreys explores Gaja’s remarkable legacy

Piedmont 2014: pure and precise

As we launch our offering of 2014 Baroli and Barbareschi, Italy Buyer Davy Żyw explains how the vintage escaped its fate and defied expectations The 2014 vintage in Barolo is a treat for the purist. It was a year initially marked by challenging weather, but ultimately redeemed by a wonderful end to the season. The […]

Italy 2011: ripe and (almost) ready

As we release the 2011 vintage from Italy, Chris Pollington – Italy Specialist and Private Account Manager – reports on how the country’s various regions fared, and what you can expect from the wines. After the great highs and lows of the 2010 vintage in Italy, 2011 saw a return to more homogenised normality; lovely, […]

The Fine Wine Team Visit Piedmont

Piedmont is without doubt the most beautiful vineyard region I have ever seen. It combines the discreet valleys and small vineyards of Burgundy, with a stunning landscape reminiscent of the Douro’s striking slopes. Driving south from Turin you are greeted by the fertile plains of the Po Valley, which for millennia have been a cross […]