Tag Archives: Piedmont

When Barbera Meets Syrah: 2012 Mompertone

Barbera is one of the two signature grapes of Piedmont together with Nebbiolo. It is the grape variety behind Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Barbera d’Alba DOC and also found in a number of other Piedmontese wines. It is known for its natural high acidity and cherry flavors. 

Syrah is the star of the Northern Rhone Valley and the national grape of Australia. Syrah can produce complex, spicy wines with a typical aroma of plums. In today’s article, I introduce to you a wine in which these two distinct grapes meet. 

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2004 Lorenzo Accomasso – Vigneto Rocchette – Barolo DOCG and 2008 Terre Da Vino – Barolo – Barolo DOCG

Barolo – “the wine of kings, the king of wines” Before the mid 19th century Barolo used to be a sweet red wine. That changed around 1850 when the vintners started producing a dry red wine. Starting from the mid 19th century the nobility of Turin (capital city of Piedmont) and the ruling house of Savoy

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2003 Fratelli Rovero – Vigneto Gustin – Barbera d’Asti DOC Superiore

Vigneto Gustin – A fresh experience Fratelli Rovero is an organic winery from the famous town Asti which is located in the Piedmont region of Italy. The winery produces four white wines, one sweet wine and seven red wines. Last but not least they manufacture Barbera Chinato. Only recently I had the chance to try

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Gambero Rosso 3 Glasses 2013 Winners

The new Gambero Rosso 2013 has arrived! Below you find a complete list of the wines which won the prestigious Gambero Rosso 2013 “tre bicchieri” award. The Gambero Rosso is Italy’s most well-known wine guide. The book which includes the 2 and 1 glass winners as well can be ordered online. It’s not published yet

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