Tag: piedmont

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 […]

Store-cupboard recipes: bagna càuda

With Piedmont still at the forefront of our minds, our Head Chef looks to his store-cupboard for inspiration. The result is a simple recipe taking advantage of relatively few ingredients – perfect for quarantine cooking Bagna càuda is a staple in Piedmont. Often seen as an appetiser, it’s served warm – a little bit like […]

Bringing Barolo back

This corner of Piedmont has never been as exciting as it is today. As we release our offering of 2016 Barolo, our Buyer Matt Smith traces the region’s evolution It feels like the 2016 vintage confirms the start of a new golden age for the Langhe and its two iconic wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. […]

Piedmont: five must-try wines

As we look to Piedmont for the just-released 2016 Barolo and 2017 Barbaresco, we asked our Buyer Matt Smith to pick the five wines that would convince any wine-lover of the region’s greatness 2017 Barbaresco, Fletcher Wines One thing that perhaps most surprised me during my last trip of 2019 to the Langhe was the […]