vintage librery of piedmontese wines

A unique multi-vintage library of top Piedmontese wines

Last week, we sat down and thumbed through some old editions of the Gambero Rosso Guide to the Wines of Italy. All of them dated back to the era when Slow Food was still publishing the guide and Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini was still the editor-in-chief.

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Gambero Rosso 2001 on Mario Pesce: "For Mario, a great wine never drinks well when young."

Especially when you talk to people who have worked in Italian wine for 20+ years and you ask them about Scarpa, the first thing they'll tell you — invariably — is that the winery's northern star Mario Pesce was an extraordinary winemaker, a visionary of his times, and an exacting gourmet and epicure.

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Ian D'Agata: Scarpa La Bogliona a "benchmark" Barbera d'Asti

"When it's good," writes the prolific wine writer Ian D'Agata in his landmark work Italy's Native Wine Grape Terroirs (University of California Press 2019), "Barbera d'Asti is simply a great wine."

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"Entry Barbera that drinks like anything but." "Pure Nebbiolo joy."

Today, we're sending a much deserved shout-out to our good friend Michael Zaccaria in Melbourne who works with our wines in Australia.

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"Case in point that a Dolcetto really should have some age under its belt."

"Another terrific Scarpa wine," writes top Finnish wine blogger Otto Forsberg on his Instagram this week. "And yet another case in point that a Dolcetto really should have some age under its belt."

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VIDEO: "Chicago's best sommelier" Thibaut Idenn does a "Scarpa Cellar Dive."

In this video (below), Thibaut Idenn, beverage director at Travelle in the Langham hotel in Chicago, pours one of his favorite wines and vintages from Scarpa. Thibaut was named "best sommelier in Chicago 2019" by the Chicago Reader last year.

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VIDEO: A virtual tasting with Katrina Rene, a top U.S. wine writer and blogger.

We've received great response to our launch of the new Scarpa Cellar Dive and we are THRILLED to share the first entry by Katrina Rene, a leading U.S. wine writer and blogger from Houston, Texas.

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barbaresco review

Leading Texas wine writer Katrina Rene includes Scarpa among her "top wines" for 2019.

"I loved so many of the wines from the Scarpa portfolio," writes Houston-based wine writer Katrina Rene on her popular blog Corkscrew Concierge, "but the one that really made me swoon was this Barbaresco. So smooth with dried cherries, herbs, and leather and great acidity. So fortunate I was able to buy some to share with others."

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Rouchet (Ruché) vertical tasting notes

The following are tasting notes by Australian Burgundy lover and intrepid wine traveler Greg Love, who recently visited Scarpa and tasted with winemaker Silvio Trinchero. Thank you, Greg, for your visit and the wonderful tasting notes!

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Top wine writer Michael Godel names La Bogliona one of his "Nineteen mind-blowing wines of 2019."

Here's what top Canadian wine writer Michael Godel (one of our favorites) had to say about the 1996 Scarpa Barbera d'Asti La Bogliona late last year, one of his Nineteen mind-blowing wines of 2019.

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I Bricchi "shows such a deft and silky touch, while remaining downright amiable"

"Monferrato’s Scarpa," writes one of our favorite wine bloggers, Kevin Day, author of Opening a Bottle, "has experienced a renaissance, and today, they are as good as gold in the world of Barbera.

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