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22 September 2011

Mrs Pain

For the first time this summer we are finally without guests and family and the only noise is the sound of wine being made. With the white grapes, Dolcetto and Barbera already safely gathered he weather seems perfect for the upcoming Nebbiolo harvest: still 25c by day but chilly at night. Black truffles and Porcini mushrooms are providing the vanguard for the Alba white truffle.A hectic summer that has meant little attention to Piemontemio.com so here are some thoughts, news and photos: 

Stevio left this week after his annual trip with 300+ bottles of wine in the back of the car.

Stevio with his annual harvest

Mr & Mrs Pain with proud parents

 

The wedding of the century in the UK when our gorgeous daughter Heather married the amazing Mr Pain

New website for Fabrizio Ressia that explains his winemaking processes much better than I can. A master of experimentation.

Gold medal for Roberto Sarotto‘s Gavi di Gavi 2010 Bric Sassi at the Berliner Wein Trophy 2011.

Enzo Rapalino wins my vote for the best value 2008 Barbaresco (La Ganghija) at the recent Piacere Barbaresco. His Chardonnay, Langhe Nebbiolo and Barbera always find a space in my cellar. Lots of our other favourites showed well and at the top of the tree in quality (and price) I couldn’t resist swallowing: Tenuta Marchesi di Gresy 2006 Camp Gros, Pio Cesare Il Bricco 2007, Bruno Rocca Rabajà 2008 all superb.

Excellent  recent tastings at (more details to follow:

Fabrizio Ressia

Mara Rivetti & Boss

Enzo Rapalino

Loredana Addari & Nicola Argamante

Walter Lodali

Poddere Ruggeri Corsini

La Ganghija

Sciorio

Dante Rivetti

Eredi Lodali

Andrea Oberto

Fontanabianca

Villa Cornarea

Fratelli Manera 

Testing the latest Italian 4 wheel drive around the Lucca circuit. Dangerous cornering and the co.driver’s steering leaves a lot to be desired

New italian 4 wheel drive

 

 

 

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