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This 2011 Barolo is now a very silky wine and has matured very well over the last six years. Following an excellent year in 2010 it was a very hard call that the 2011 would come close to the 2010. But having just tested it again in January 2018 it is showing that it is coming to its peak.
Our firm was founded in 1920 by Giovanni MAINERDO, who – inspired by his great passion for wine – began to make small amounts from grapes grown in certain particularly highly prized areas in the villages of Neive and Barbaresco.
Saglietti wines and vines are located in La Morra – Italy. Giacomo Saglietti started producing Barolo in 1983. Flavio has continued the family tradition and business since 1997.
Since the first stone was laid on this heritage site by early pioneers in 1838 this historic location has been home to both timber and flour mills, a convict depot and a tannery, before it was taken over in 1877 by Scottish sea trader, Captain John Maxwell Ferguson and his brewer partner William Mumme.
How do you differentiate a fine wine from a every day drinking wine. This question is not only hard to explain let alone write about a method of finding a true distinction between the two. It is said in many circles that wine is what the consumer thinks and likes...
Before there were glass bottles (1600’s and before), most wines were stored and sold in wooden barrels. In fact, paintings from around this time period often show wine barrels strewn about. And, while we’ve outgrown the necessity for barrels to store and transport...
It is my intention as a way of introduction to both ‘Piemonte Imports’ who are vintners of fine wines from Piedmont ‘The Langhe’ and to write the story about the grape called “Nebbiolo” (Foggy) It may have gained this name due to the foggy bloom on the grape, at the late ripening in October when there is a lot of fog in the hills of the Langhe; however, the real reason for this name is not known.