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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. We found three great quotes about Mario Pesce …

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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. Pesce wasn’t the winery’s …

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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.” In his chapter devoted to the appellation, he names Scarpa Barbera d’Asti La Bogliona, the winery’s top cru, one of the designation’s “benchmark” wines …

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“Entry Barbera that drinks like anything but.” “Pure Nebbiolo joy.” Thank you Michael Zaccaria for these wonderful tasting notes!

Today, we’re sending a much deserved shout-out to our good friend Michael Zaccaria in Melbourne who works with our wines in Australia. Here are a couple of wonderful tasting notes that he posted on his Instagram @QuelVino. Thank you, Michael! You Rock! ***** Casa Scarpa is their delicious entry Barbera D’Asti that drinks like anything …

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“Case in point that a Dolcetto really should have some age under its belt.” Top Finnish blogger Otto Forsberg on Scarpa Dolcetto.

“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.” “Many people seem to think that Dolcettos are simple red wines best drunk young, but for me they often come across as …

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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. Thibaut, one of our favorite people in the wine trade and a huge fan of …

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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. In case you don’t know her blog “Corkscrew Concierge,” check it out here. And see this recent magazine profile of …

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Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast): 91 points for 2013 Barbaresco Tettineive

Scarpa 2013 Barbaresco Tettineive91 points Dark-skinned berry, menthol, new leather and a whiff of pipe tobacco lead the nose. Elegantly structured, the tight linear palate offers crushed raspberry, red cherry and star anise framed in firm fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. It’s still youthfully austere and will be even better in a few more years.  …

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