Tag: Italy

Nebbiolo Harvest 2012 at Casina Bric 460 – Interview with Gianluca Viberti

Another new face on Berrys’ Barolo books is that of Gianluca Viberti, a Nebbiolo winemaker with 22 years of experience at his family’s cantina (Giovanni Viberti) and now since 2010 at his very own: Casina Bric 460; so named after the altitude at which the property lies, with ‘Casina Bric’ meaning ‘the high farmstead’ in Piemontese […]

Giovanni Rosso 2012 Harvest in Vigna Rionda – Interview with Davide Rosso

Davide’s rightly pleased at the quality of the Vigna Rionda fruit he’s harvesting this year; his second harvest since inheriting the vineyard from cousin Tommaso (Canale). Much work has been done to bring more life to the vineyard: propping the old vine ‘limbs’ off the ground using ‘crutches’ he designed in the cantina,  raising the […]

Berrys’ fine wine Italian odyssey continues as we launch our 2012 Grand Tour offer…

Occupying twice the space as last year, in London’s Lindley Hall, SW1, Berrys guided over 400 of its private customers the length and breadth of the Italian peninsula as they sampled the produce of an unprecedented 44 producers from 12 regions, showing nearly 100 wines. Reflecting the increasing quality and recognition of Italy’s southern fine […]

Summer in Piedmont

In July I spent an illuminating week in Piedmont, with Berrys’ Italian buyer David Berry Green and a team of colleagues. The purpose of the visit was to increase our understanding of the Nebbiolo grape, arguably the king of Italian varietals (although we spent a good amount of time increasing our understanding of local Piemontese […]