Tag: Barolo

A tasting of Monprivato Barolo

David Berry Green – our Italy Buyer – recounts a recent vertical tasting of Giuseppe Mascarello e Figli’s single-vineyard Barolo, from the 7.12-hectare Monprivato, with vintages spanning 1990 to 2011. Monprivato is one of the Langhe’s, and indeed Barolo’s, most prized vineyards. Located in Castiglione Falletto, one of the core villages of the Barolo zone, […]

Barolo’s “Cannubi”: historical integrity or commercial ‘necessity’? The case and confusion continues

In recent years, Barolo’s famous vineyard, Cannubi, has been stealing headlines because of the fierce legal battles which have been raging over its exact perimeters. Here, our Italy buyer and Langhe resident David Berry Green brings us up to date on the latest developments – and what they mean for you. Just when you thought […]

Could prized Barolo vineyard, Le Rocche dell’Annunziata, be ‘Vigna Grande’ (Grand Cru) material?

Piedmont’s recently introduced ‘sub zone’ classification system means that individual vineyards can be highlighted to promote greater understanding of a wine’s terroir. David Berry Green pits 13 Barolos, from the same vineyard, against one another to try and discern a typical character – and to rate their quality. The release of the 2010 Barolo vintage […]

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 […]