Piemonte

    Flavio Roddolo: A True Langhe Legend

    …"I bottle the wines when I feel like it". This is a classic reply from Flavio Roddolo, a tough, legendary vigneron in the Langhe. When I asked what the difference was between his Dolcetto d'Alba and the Superiore, he chuckled, looked at Claudio and said in Piemontese, "She is worse than a woman"! I guess he doesn't like being asked too many…

    5 readers - By food wine blog | italiAnna

    Gavi & Cortese – the place, the grape and a surprise

    …The beautiful landscape of Gavi. The Santuario di Nostra Signora della Guardia dominates the landscape around Gavi. I have long had a soft spot for the wines of the Gavi DOCg and consider the best of them to be among the very finest white wines of Italy. My recent trip to the Province of Alessandria in Piemonte was a delight, I loved seeing it all…

    By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    Thirsty Thursday: Barbera, Mazzoni, Piemonte, Italy 2009

    …Summer has hit us. Red wine is the last thing I want to drink. Beer would fare better. But something needs to drown out the AC on eco-mode. This Thirsty Thursday turns to that old favorite: Barbera. Italy’s third most-planted red grape, this prolific paragon of the Piedmontese people has filled many glasses, regions, and styles (including a scandal…

    2 readers - By WAYWARD WINE

    Piemonte Part 1 – first taste of Monferrato

    …Vignale in Monferrato. I experienced my first wine trip to Piemonte the other week and I really enjoyed it. The countryside is beautiful, the variety of landscapes in a small area is quite extraordinary – totally flat around the Po Valley, but with the towering Alps just to the north, while the rolling hills in the south morph into a coastal range…

    3 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page