Tag: piedmont

Piedmont 2014: pure and precise

As we launch our offering of 2014 Baroli and Barbareschi, Italy Buyer Davy Żyw explains how the vintage escaped its fate and defied expectations The 2014 vintage in Barolo is a treat for the purist. It was a year initially marked by challenging weather, but ultimately redeemed by a wonderful end to the season. The […]

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 […]

The sipping forecast – part three

In our last glance (for now) at the prospects for Italy’s 2014 vintage, three more of our learned winemakers relay their experiences from the front vine to our buyer and Italian wine expert David Berry Green The Vaona family at Novaia, Veneto Difficult but not impossible is how 2014 might be remembered. It will certainly […]

Tasting Italy: day two in Piedmont

The second day of Vanessa’s Italian tasting trip takes her into La Morra, where the superlative wines are hard to better. We began our day in La Morra, first visiting Trediberri and then Roberto Voerzio. Davide Voerzio took us into one of the estates five vineyards and explained its low-yield philosophy. In order to maximize […]