Tag: nebbiolo

Barolo versus Barbaresco: what’s the difference?

These two regions in Piedmont produce the world’s most famous styles of Nebbiolo: but how do the wines differ? Taking its name from the autumn mists, or nebbie, which roll amongst the hills of the Langhe when this late-ripening variety is picked, Nebbiolo produces wines of serious structure. Its distinctive combination of high tannin and […]

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 […]