Piemonte

    Politics & Wine: Malibu About Face! Timing Raises Eyebrows.

    … blending grape.” This wine is from Lessona which is one of those “off label” Piemonte communities that grow Nebbiolo, also know as Spanna in the Italian pre-alps. These communities are Gattinara, Ghemme, Valtelina, Bramaterra and Lessona. At least these are the one we know now. Forget Barolo and Barbaresco! Go north! Here is a very good link to learn…

    8 readers - By The Best of Wines

    Azelia San Rocco 2007 Barolo—on impulse

    … characteristics held up strong, telling me this wine has a lot of life still in it. I could have even drunk a glass on that fourth night, if I had been more desperate. But I wasn’t! I opened a kombucha instead … Filed under: Wine: Nebbiolo focus, Wine: Piemonte Tagged: 2007 Barolo, Azelia San Rocco Barolo, San Rocco, San Rocco Barolo…

    8 readers - By enotecaMarcella

    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…

    6 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…

    4 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page