Tag: piedmont

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 […]

The sipping forecast – part three

In our last glance (for now) at the prospects for Italy’s 2014 vintage, three more of our learned winemakers relay their experiences from the front vine to our buyer and Italian wine expert David Berry Green The Vaona family at Novaia, Veneto Difficult but not impossible is how 2014 might be remembered. It will certainly […]

Tasting Italy: day two in Piedmont

The second day of Vanessa’s Italian tasting trip takes her into La Morra, where the superlative wines are hard to better. We began our day in La Morra, first visiting Trediberri and then Roberto Voerzio. Davide Voerzio took us into one of the estates five vineyards and explained its low-yield philosophy. In order to maximize […]

First impressions: wine tasting in Piedmont

It was an Italian bottle – an Amarone – that really ignited Vanessa Armenio’s interest in wine. Now a Corporate Sales Account Manager in our Hong Kong office, Vanessa recently had the opportunity to indulge her soft spot with her debut Piedmont tasting trip. Here, she reports back on day one. Having recently returned from […]