Tag Archives: Piedmont

Contratto of Alta Langa: An Impressive Showing of Metodo Clasico

Italy makes some of the world’s great sparkling wines.  We’re used to tasting the superb ones coming out of Franciacorta as well as Trento. Now, Piedmont’s Contratto joins this elite group.  Contratto was founded in 1867 by Giuseppe Contratto, making … Continue reading

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The Sordo Barolos from Eight Different Crus

The Azienda Agricola Giovanni Sordo is a family run vineyard with a century long history in Barolo. With 8 vineyards covering 53 hectares in 5 different municipalities, no other winery in Barolo has access to as many crus as does … Continue reading

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The Roero Wines of Marco Porello

Marco Porello (shown here) is the third generation of his family to craft wines from the family estate in Roero, located northwest of Alba on the left bank of the Tanaro River in the Piedmont. Roero was previously an inland … Continue reading

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Colombera’s Indigenous Wines from the Piedmont

La Colombera is a boutique, Piedmont winery located  near Tortona, 78 km directly north of Genoa. It is owned by winemaker Piercarlo and daughter Elisa Semino.  They grow indigenous grapes like Timorasso and Croatina for the distinctive and delicious wines … Continue reading

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