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Feb 19

Villalta 2016.


Villalta 2016 is a “complicated” Barbera and I’m going to tell you why. What does the label say? Villalta, ok. – Barbera d’Asti docg, ok. – 2016, ok. – batch: v230318, ok and this means that it was bottled on the 23rd of March 2018, after 17 months in steel tanks. – 16.5% vol., ok  [...]


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Jan 19

Niades annata 2018


Si prepara il Niades 2018 per l’imbottigliamento di venerdì. Come di consueto il 2° lotto rimane oltre due mesi in autoclave, dopo la fermentazione, sulle proprie fecce. Come per il Moscato, anche il Brachetto si giova parecchio di imbottigliamenti tardivi che però vanno un po’ in contrasto con la moda, anche economica, di avere l’annata  [...]


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Nov 18

Vera 2017


“Tutto fa un uomo, nella vita. Tutto crede, nei giorni. Crede di rompere il destino con l’ebbrezza.” Due to spring frosts and exceptionally dry weather, the 2017 grape harvest as particularly meagre and we ended up with half the production of a normal vintage. This is the main reason why we decided to make just  [...]


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Oct 18

Harvest 2018 is over


The last bunches of this strange harvest are those from Vigna Vecchia1961. This vineyard enjoys southeasterly exposure, so the grapes were downwind during the hailstorm on the 4th of July and suffered less damage. That was just the Barbera grapes though, not the plant and its trunk, which were so badly hit that all the  [...]


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Oct 18

La Vigna (Cesare Pavese)


There are skies and plants, and seasons and returns, rediscoveries and gentleness, but this is just the past, which life remoulds like clouds. The vineyard is like this too, honey for the soul, and something on its horizon opens up plausible visions of nostalgia and hope. Unusual things can happen to you, aroused purely by  [...]


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Oct 18

La Vigna (Cesare Pavese)


There are skies and plants, and seasons and returns, rediscoveries and gentleness, but this is just the past, which life remoulds like clouds. The vineyard is like this too, honey for the soul, and something on its horizon opens up plausible visions of nostalgia and hope. Unusual things can happen to you, aroused purely by  [...]


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Sep 18

Barbera harvest 2018


Almost two months after the really bad hailstorm on the 4th of July, today we finally decided how we’re going to tackle this extremely difficult 2018 Barbera harvest. There are three things we’re certain of: -production is reduced by at least 70-75%, with some vineyards having lost almost 100%. -the weather, which is allowing the  [...]


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Sep 18

Neuvsent Nizza docg.


Because size matters!  [...]


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Sep 18

Cover crop in viticoltura.


In Italy in 2018, and I repeat, 2018 (!!!) there’s still a lot of conflict between organic and biodynamic vs “conventional” methods, with reciprocal accusations as to who’s responsible for more or less pollution and poisons, who’s more eco-friendly, and so on. The typical stalemate of a wine nation that still hasn’t completely grown up  [...]


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Sep 18


Lotto per amore, lotterò per questo..  [...]