Tag: piedmont

The great wines of Gaja

There is no more controversial – or influential – figure in Italian wine than Angelo Gaja. Having recently visited all three of the family’s estates, Private Account Manager Tatiana Humphreys explores Gaja’s remarkable legacy

Barolo 2015: vintage report

As the new vintage of fine Nebbiolo from Piedmont is released, our Buyer Matt Smith explains why there’s never been a better time to be drinking Barolo, and introduces the 2015 vintage

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 […]