Any more Boreas than this and…

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Boreas is the god of north wind in Greek mythology, exactly why my inspiration for this wine is the exaltation of its freshness, acidity, and salinity. Which year, if not 2014, represents this concept? 2014 perfectly follows the conditions of high latitudes; a cool summer, not cold, quite rainy. Not having enough confidence in this…

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Kaskal Act II

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The first year of our nebbiolo-based bubbly wine has arrived. Last year, which was year zero, was pure experimentation. Now instead we are refining the technique, understanding the potential of our variety in this spumante version. The blend is mostly 2011 with a small part of 2010. The yeast took 45 months to work and…

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Primordial future

Categories: Vineyards and wines

Sometimes when creating a new wine, deciding to plant a new vineyard, creating something that’s in your head, weighing pros and cons, making and unmaking – the project starts to appear only after hundreds of ideas or attempts. Nothing like this happened for the first nebbiolo created entirely in a container of terracotta. Curiosity pushed…

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The Mountain

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I allowed myself a small work vacation on the slopes of Mount Etna and I wanted to share all the wonders of this land with you. The Sicily of Catania is a bit of an atypical Sicily because everything has been conditioned by, as the locals call it, the Mundagna. Here at 1,000 meters above…

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To my nordic friends…

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Today for us is almost a normal day, but up north is The Day. People enjoy the longest day of the year, everybody outside, party everywhere. Cheers from Langhe to all of you, my northern friends!!

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Cold danger

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Once again I find myself talking to you about the bizarre weather. After having a very warm winter and snow at the end of March, naturally the end of April and beginning of May had some of the coldest days I can remember. Looking at the table below, you can understand what kind of stress…

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Ready for spring

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I have the sensation that we are about to face a year of great unpredictability. We began 2016 with almost summer-like temperatures at the Epiphany. Afterwards, winter took one last stand with two good snowfalls, the last of which was 17 March. The snow melted after a few days and made way for rain. The…

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He who loves me, follows me. He who loves me not..

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Evolution. Not reset. My new beginning makes me inevitably start to think of another type of Langa company, less monocultural and more biodiverse. I know that removing a vineyard to plant potatoes and carrots seems absurd, but if we look at the company from another perspective extrapolated from economic advantage, it’s more than normal. The…

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D as in dry, S as in stress

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For the last 20 years we’ve seen different types of winters. Some freezing. Some snowy. Some have been rainy without snow, others lukewarm. However this has been a winter season with such a fluctuating temperature that I think it’s unique. The land is dry and dusty. It hasn’t rained hard since the end of September…

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Evolution

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I was waiting this moment for nearly two decades: to have a label and a package that exactly reflect the company, my way of being and my philosophy. So far I was not happy and I felt a distance between the image of my labels and the essence of my company. Revolutions are made in…

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