According to the available sources, it seems that the Parusso family began to deal with grapes and wines as early as 1901 when the pioneer Gaspare bought his first vineyard in the Mariondino area, in Castiglione Falletto. Since then this family has continued in its symbiotic path with the vine until 1971 when Armando Parusso, from his winery in Cascina Rovella (in Bussia), began to bottle his wine with his own label. [Read more…] about Barolo Etichetta Blu 2014, Parusso Armando di Parusso F.lli Società Agricola
There is no doubt that Gaja today is one of the most famous brands of Italian wine in the world. It is enough to recall, by way of explanation, that already in 1985 its Barbaresco DOCG was called “the finest wine ever made in Italy”, and that in 1998 the owner, Angelo Gaja, was awarded by the international wine press as “man of the year”.
[Read more…] about Barbaresco Sorì Tildin 2016, Gaja
The history of the Giuseppe Rinaldi winery began in the mid-1800s when Battista Rinaldi, after years of work as a farmer, engaged in the vineyards of Marquises Falletti di Barolo, at the extinction of this family, managed to buy, with many sacrifices, some of those plots, in areas of great value such as Brunate, Le Coste, Ravera and Cannubi San Lorenzo. Battista’s intention was simply to cultivate the vine and sell the grapes produced, but his son Giuseppe convinced him to try the road of winemaking and bottling on his own and, in 1920 (finally), officially founded the Cantina Giuseppe Rinaldi. [Read more…] about Barolo Tre Tine 2011, Azienda Agricola Giuseppe Rinaldi
Despite three years have passed since the death of Bruno Giacosa, it is still very complicated to talk about the wines of his winery, run since 2006 (with roles of increasing importance) by his daughter Bruna, without referring to the figure of this real giant of Langhe enology. Born in 1929, Bruno started very early, at the age of 16, to work in the family business, to help his father Mario who had inherited it from his grandfather Carlo. [Read more…] about Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto 2009, Bruno Giacosa Azienda Agricola Falletto
The municipality of Castiglione Falletto is located in a sort of central position within the DOCG Barolo, with Barolo and La Morra to the west, and Monforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba to the east. Here is the Brovia winery, founded in 1863 by Giacinto Brovia and passed into the hands of his son Antonio, who unfortunately died very young, but leaving three children: Giacinto, Raffaele and Marina. [Read more…] about Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2010, Brovia