Tag: nebbiolo

The mighty Giaconda

Small in scale but mighty in reputation, Giaconda is an undisputed star of the Australian wine scene. Sophie Thorpe visits its home, the little-known and secluded region of Beechworth, to catch up with winemaker Nathan Kinzbrunner

Our top 5 classic Italian grapes

Italy’s extraordinary vinous diversity can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. These five classic grape varieties are an excellent place to start your vinous adventure, being behind many of the country’s most famous wine styles Glera: Glera is the dominant grape behind Britain’s favourite sparkling wine: Prosecco. Up until 2009, its name was synonymous with […]

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 […]