Tag: Barbera

Piedmont’s “other” wines

Just returned from Piedmont, Assistant Buyer Chloe Dale-Harris espouses the virtues of the region’s lesser known varieties, considering the charm of Barbera, Dolcetto and Arneis Barolo and Barbaresco are arguably the wines that put Piedmont on the map. Made from the elegant and powerful Nebbiolo grape, they have helped to develop Italy’s reputation for fine […]

Pass notes: the most important Italian grapes (part one)

As we turn our focus to the fine wines of Italy, Chris Pollington compiles crib notes to a short-list of the country’s many hundred indigenous grapes – more than anywhere else in the world. Wine has been made in what is now Italy for at least three millennia, with invaders from all directions bringing their […]

On the trail of the Roero Barbera as it’s vinified by the ‘London Cru’ urban winery in SW6

By a happy coincidence, I found myself in the capital on the day that London Cru’s Barbera arrived at their West Brompton winery in Seagrave Road. It was great to catch up with winemaker Gavin Monery (@Ldncru), and to check up on the Barbera. The fruit, last seen hanging on the vines near Priocca in […]

The ‘London Cru’ winery comes to the Langhe (well, actually the Roero!) in search of Barbera…

They flew in with the big storm that hit Milan last night. They came not in search of truffles (it’s still too early folks) but of Barbera. They brought the sun too. Berry Bros.’ customer Will Tomlinson (@TEWRR) and his winemaker Gavin Monery – the men behind London’s first winery, the recently opened ‘London Cru’ (www.londoncru.co.uk), […]