With special guest Luca Currado from Vietti Winery. While Piedmont might battle with Tuscany for the title of ‘Italy’s Greatest Red Wine Region’, there is no doubt Piedmont reigns supreme when it comes to varietal diversity. Nebbiolo is still the king of Piedmont (and Italian) red wine, producing the internationally renowned appellations of Barolo and Barbaresco; followed a small distance behind by the rich and robust Barbera, and the fragrant and juicy Dolcetto. This list continues with a plethora of quality varieties, including Pelaverga, Freisa, Brachetto, Grignolino, Ruche and Bonarda; many of these being produced not just as still red wines, but also as sweet and/or sparkling wines.
Panelists: Luca Currado (Vietti Winery), Matt Paul (Trembath & Taylor), Sally McGill (Joval Italian Wine Importers) Ian Cook (Five Way Cellars)