Tag: Barolo

The Barolo of the South

Confirmed Italophile Chris Pollington looks back on his vinous journey, from first taste of Tuscany to a quest for the new and unusual, singing the praises of his current grape of choice: Aglianico, the South’s answer to Nebbiolo. It’s now over 30 years since I took my first wine exam and almost 20 years since […]

Italy 2011: ripe and (almost) ready

As we release the 2011 vintage from Italy, Chris Pollington – Italy Specialist and Private Account Manager – reports on how the country’s various regions fared, and what you can expect from the wines. After the great highs and lows of the 2010 vintage in Italy, 2011 saw a return to more homogenised normality; lovely, […]

Winemakers in concert

While the pool of touring rock stars is rather small in Hong Kong, Josh Rubenstein – Head of Wholesale in our Hong Kong office – finds that the wine world supplies the city’s oenophiles with a steady stream of vinous celebrities. I have few gripes about life in Hong Kong, but I don’t mind whinging about […]

A tasting of Monprivato Barolo

David Berry Green – our Italy Buyer – recounts a recent vertical tasting of Giuseppe Mascarello e Figli’s single-vineyard Barolo, from the 7.12-hectare Monprivato, with vintages spanning 1990 to 2011. Monprivato is one of the Langhe’s, and indeed Barolo’s, most prized vineyards. Located in Castiglione Falletto, one of the core villages of the Barolo zone, […]