About The Pack
Piedmonte is a small wine-growing region with a towering reputation.
The wines from this part of the world can hit transcend levels. The Nebbiolos, Dolcettos and Barberas grown on these rolling hills are unparalleled anywhere in the world.
This pack showcases six excellent producers who do a wonderful job of honouring the wines of their home.
This would make a great gift for any real wine lover or the perfect place to start for yourself if you want to see why the wines from Piedmonte are so revered and cherished around the world.
2017 Olek Bondonio Rosso Carolina
Olek Bondonio is one of the cult figures rising out of Barbaresco today.
After many vintages abroad widening his knowledge of grape growing and winemaking, Olek birthed his eponymous in 2004. His farm, La Berchialla, has been worked by his family atop the hill of Cru Roncagliette for over two centuries.
Olek approaches his craft with a natural approach, farming without chemicals and doing little adjusting in the winemaking. His are some of the most exciting wines coming out of the Piedmonte region today.
This wine is made predominantly from Barbera, with a small portion of Dolcetto and Pelaverga, made in a gentle, approachable style. It's hyper-aromatic and drives with great life and vitality through the mouth. It's a delicious example of the value of blending to find harmony in a wine. Each piece precisely in its place.Read more about 2017 Olek Bondonio Rosso Carolina
2017 Ferdinando Principiano Langhe Coste Nebbiolo
Ferdinando Pricipiano's estate, in Monforte d’Alba, has been farmed by his family for around 100 years.
The hands of a farmer and the soul of a poet, Ferdinando's wines beautifully articulate a sense of place. He has holdings across Serralunga and Monforte, with his brilliant Nebbiolos coming from the prized vineyards of Boscareto, Coste & Ravera. Each wine speaks in it's own voice, his traditional approach using wild yeasts and chemical-free farming bringing forth honest, elegant examples of each vineyard that ring with clarity and definition.
The "Coste" by Principiano is a fresh, enchanting Nebbiolo d'Alba. There is no oak used in maturation, it's all about fruit. The juicy red cherry and floral top notes of Nebbiolo strutting from the glass.
Top value from this great traditional Piedmonte producer.Read more about 2017 Ferdinando Principiano Langhe Coste Nebbiolo
2016 Alberto Oggero Sandro d'Pindeta
Growing up, Alberto Oggero would often follow his grandfather Sandro through the vines
It sparked a life-long love affair with making wine from his home area of Roero. He studied oenology in Alba, gaining the technical skills to compliment his passion. And in 2009 Alberto took over his grandfather's vineyard, eventually fulfilling his long-time dream of restoring the old family house and cellar.
He now lovingly tends to 3 hectares of vines across his home. This Nebbiolo is an ode to his grandfather. It's brought to life in concrete, released young and fresh. The perfect pulpy, nervy Nebbiolo to sink your teeth into young.
A flat out delicious wine with a great story that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. What's not to love?Read more about 2016 Alberto Oggero Sandro d'Pindeta
2014 Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco Roccalini
Considered part of a small but energised band of 'next generation' producers in Barbaresco, Paolo Veglio is making some of the more interesting and individual wines that are emerging from the region at the moment.
He acts as custodian to 20 precious hectares just above the township of Alba, around 4 hectares sporting vines. The farm is rife with wildlife, Paolo taking a holistic approach to farming and looking to biodiversity to create life and energy in his soils and wines.
He takes a back to basics approach when building his unique wines. Looking to the traditions of old for inspiration, bringing light, ethereal expressions of Nebbiolo to bottle that are utterly compelling to drink.
This is charming Barbaresco. A lithe, elegant wine of purity and charisma. A wine that harkens back to the Barbarescos of old.Read more about 2014 Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco Roccalini
2013 Mirafiore Paiagallo Barolo
The Mirafiore winery was founded after being transformed from farming to a house of wine-making in 1878. Named in honour of Rosa Vercellana who was anointed Countess of Mirafiore by royal decree.
The wines of Mirafiore are a clear and precise reflection of vintage and site delivered through very traditional wine-making practices of the north-west, being extended time on skins as well as ageing in clean, larger format oak casks. Situated in the Fontanfredda village in the heart of Serralunga d’Alba, Mirafiore has access to some of Barolo’s finest and most classic vineyards.
The Paiagallo vineyard, situated in the La Villa municipality of Barolo is situated high with an east, south-east aspect at between 320-370 metres above sea-level.
This is one of the top examples of the Paiagallo vineyard and will age gracefully for 20+ years.Read more about 2013 Mirafiore Paiagallo Barolo
2015 Massolino Barolo
The Massolino Barolo is a blend of 'Cru' vineyards across Serralunga that makes a snapshot of the vintage told through the lens of Nebbiolo.
It's a very important wine to the family, heralding the quality of their elite single vineyard Baroli and it is considered by many as something of touchstone of quality for the region.
It's a classically styled wine, all red fruits and florals with well settled acidity. It also carries with it the Massolino signature clarity and definition, making it a wine that looks its best with a little time to sleep in the bottle.
The 2015 vintage is considered one of the great harvests in memory. If you were ever going to take the plunge, this Barolo from this vintage is an excellent wine to do so on.Read more about 2015 Massolino Barolo