We are delighted to take you back to Piedmont, where its continental climate with an extended summer and autumn enable the fickle Nebbiolo to achieve perfect ripeness. This is where Barolo is produced, undoubtedly the most representative wine of this region. Rumours have it that it was named after a noblewoman, the Marchesa de Barolo, in the 1850’s.
Come and join us for the opportunity to taste this fantastic selection guided by the newly qualified Master of wine Richard Ballantyne:
Langhe Nebbiolo 2011, Giuseppe Mascarello
Barolo ‘La Morra’ 2012, Vini Italiani
Barolo di Serralunga d’Alba 2011, Ettore Germano
Barolo ‘Bricco Boschis 2011, Cavallotto
Barolo ‘Cannubi’ 2011, E. Pira - Chiara Boschis
Barolo ‘Costa Grimaldi’ 2004, Luigi Einaudi
Here are some facts about Richard:
Richard started in the wine business at the tender age of 18, joining his father’s wine business in Wales in 1991. Despite studying electronic engineering, he always knew his career path would lead to wine. In 2012, Richard became regional account manager for Armit Wines where he spent 4 years working with the dynamic retailers and wholesalers of the UK, with a portfolio heavy with the great producers of Italy. Richard is now UK Accounts Manager for Vinexus, a specialist importer of Italian wines: a country which has become Richard’s obsession over the years, more precisely the great wines of Piedmont, above all Nebbiolo. Richard became a Master of Wine in September 2016; there are only 354 Masters of Wine in the world, working in 28 countries.
Wines this time will be accompanied by some great Fassona meat from Piemonte carefully prepared and cooked by our friends master butchers at Macellaio Roberto Costa.