A view from Barolo on a clear day In concluding my tour of Piedmont, it is only fitting to finish up with a grape with small plantings here but it is representative of the region every time one brings up the subject of Piedmont. Nebbiolo needs no introduction. To the locals, Nebbiolo in Piedmont is like what Pinot Noir is to the Burgundians. ... read more >
The endless rows of Docletto vines Our intrepid Singapore Sommelier, Shalom Chin, treks through the hills of Dogliani in Piedmont and discovers some serious Dolcetto. ... read more >
View over the hills of Asti While Nebbiolo makes up only 3 to 6 precent of the grapes grown in Piedmont, Barbera is the most widely grown grape in Piedmont and second to only to Sangiovese in Italy. This is why it is known as “the people’s wine”. However, like Nebbiolo, this is a grape that is used in many different versions. In Piedmont, there is ... read more >
Mount Viso in the background at Mustela just outside Barbaresco and inside Langhe Moscato – A perception problem In Piedmont, you cannot go to Asti and leave without tasting Moscato. Moscato di Canelli, known as Frontignac in Australia and as Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains in France, is one of the most widely well-received and loved grapes around the world. At parties, it is easily favoured by new wine drinkers because of its ... read more >
Forteto della Luja - www.fortetodellaluja.it [caption id="attachment_6086" align="alignnone" width="647" caption=" Forteto della Luja - www.fortetodellaluja.it "][/caption] One of my most intriguing wine discoveries – period - is Forteto della Luja, a family run property which is nothing short of extraordinary; a vineyard that has been run organically since the early 19th Century, or 1826 to be precise, as they know nothing other than organic! Located ... read more >
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A foggy day in Nieve of Barbaresco  This is why they call the grape Nebbiolo because of the fog Nebbia Although the North-east of Italy is known for its Barolo, Barbaresco, Moscato and Gavi, not many people would expect that Piedmont can produce such a wide array of wines made from international varietals. ... read more >