Tag: nebbiolo

Piedmont’s “other” wines

Just returned from Piedmont, Assistant Buyer Chloe Dale-Harris espouses the virtues of the region’s lesser known varieties, considering the charm of Barbera, Dolcetto and Arneis Barolo and Barbaresco are arguably the wines that put Piedmont on the map. Made from the elegant and powerful Nebbiolo grape, they have helped to develop Italy’s reputation for fine […]

Pass notes: the most important Italian grapes (part one)

As we turn our focus to the fine wines of Italy, Chris Pollington compiles crib notes to a short-list of the country’s many hundred indigenous grapes – more than anywhere else in the world. Wine has been made in what is now Italy for at least three millennia, with invaders from all directions bringing their […]

The Fine Wine Team Visit Piedmont

Piedmont is without doubt the most beautiful vineyard region I have ever seen. It combines the discreet valleys and small vineyards of Burgundy, with a stunning landscape reminiscent of the Douro’s striking slopes. Driving south from Turin you are greeted by the fertile plains of the Po Valley, which for millennia have been a cross […]

Nebbiolo Harvest 2012 at Casina Bric 460 – Interview with Gianluca Viberti

Another new face on Berrys’ Barolo books is that of Gianluca Viberti, a Nebbiolo winemaker with 22 years of experience at his family’s cantina (Giovanni Viberti) and now since 2010 at his very own: Casina Bric 460; so named after the altitude at which the property lies, with ‘Casina Bric’ meaning ‘the high farmstead’ in Piemontese […]