Indigenous Grapes

“Nebbiolo might be the crown jewel of Piemonte, but Freisa is its buried treasure.”

A few days ago, Cult of the Vine, the popular Australian wine shop in Brunswick (Melbourne, Victoria) posted the above photo on its Instagram with the following note: “Nebbiolo might be the crown jewel of Piemonte, but Freisa is its buried treasure.” The post brought to mind an op-ed published by Carlo Petrini, founder of …

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VIDEO: Sandra Crittenden on 2006 Monferrato Freisa Secco La Selva di Moirano.

In the latest in our series of “Scarpa Cellar Dive” virtual tasting videos, we received this clip from Houston-based wine writer and blogger Sandra Crittenden. Sandra writes a wine column for Galveston Monthly, posts regularly on her popular wine blog Wine Thoughts, and serves as a judge each year at the Houston Rodeo Wine Show …

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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! Ruché is an indigenous grape of Piedmont that has seriously interesting potential, as it has the capacity to express …

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20-year-old Scarpa Dolcetto by-the-glass at Perbacco in San Francisco

One of the things that makes Antica Casa Scarpa such a unique winery is its vast library of back vintages. And not just back vintages of Barbera d’Asti La Bogliona (its top wine), Barolo, and Barbaresco. The wine cellar at Scarpa, which stretches back to the 1970s and beyond, also includes bottlings of other native …

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