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Le Pianelle, Vini d’Italia 2019 (Gambero Rosso)

Peter Dipoli is known in Alto Adige as the producer of the prized Sauvignon Voglar. His decision to try his hand at north Piedmont’s Nebbiolo was made along with his friend Dieter Heuskel 15 years ago. It was followed by a busy period that saw the purchases of dozens of small plots and preparing the cellar for production.

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Italian Rosés: Diverse and Delicious (Forbes, Tom Hyland, Jul 23, 2018)

You’ve no doubt seen a good number of rosé wines on retail shelves or offered by the glass at many restaurants these days; the craze is on and shows no sign of slowing down. While examples from Provence or the Rhone Valley from France are the versions you most often encounter, there are dozens of notable rosés you don’t hear much about, and that certainly includes those from Italy.


Wine of the Day – Ruben Sanz Ramiro (PureWow)

It’s Sunday afternoon and you’re casually whipping up some Gluten-Free Cauliflower Gnocchi Pomodoro for an early dinner (aka you’re on your way to becoming the best mom/S.O. in the universe). The only thing that would make your delicious, crowning glory even more perfect? An exciting bottle of vino—like this fresh, cherry-scented pick—to wash everything down.

The 2016 Rosato Vintage, Vinous

The Last Frontier: The Nebbiolos of Alto Piemonte (Vinous, Antonio Galloni, June 22, 2018)

Capable of expressing the purest essence of site, vintage and producer style, Nebbiolo is without question one of the world’s elite red grapes. Skyrocketing prices and soaring demand make it increasingly difficult for consumers to find the best Barolos and Barbarescos. But the glories of Nebbiolo stretch far beyond those prestigious appellations. Readers will find a bevy of striking, captivating wines in Alto Piemonte and Lombardy’s Valtellina. For the sake of convenience, I have grouped the Nebbiolo-based wines of Alto Piemonte and Valtellina in a single article. Perhaps one day these two very distinct regions will boast enough quality minded producers to merit separate pieces.

Knochenarbeit im Piemont, Bilanz

Knochenarbeit im Piemont, Thomas Schröder (Bilanz)

Dies alles hat Dieter Heuskel nicht getan: Er hat kein altes Weingut in der Toskana gekauft, es prachtvoll aufputzen, eine Parade-Fasskeller unter die Erde legen und dann einen Renommier-Önologen einen weiteren ‘Supertuscan’ basteln lassen. Nichts davon: Als der einstige Chairman von Boston Consulting frei wurde, sich einen Lebenstraum zu erfüllen, wollte er weder repräsentieren noch inszenieren. Er wollte produzieren, Wein machen.

The 2016 Rosato Vintage, Vinous

The 2016 Rosato Vintage (Vinous, Ian D’Agata, August 21, 2017)

The vast majority of the wines reviewed in this article are from the 2016 vintage. For the most part, 2016 was a difficult vintage throughout Italy, mainly due to excessive rainfall during the growth cycle and, even worse, during the harvest. However, what’s bad for red wines isn’t always bad for pink wines, and so it was in 2016.