Tag Archives: Barolo

Nebbiolo, The ‘Tough’ Guy.

    Nebbiolo might be the toughest European vinifera grape for New World winemakers to craft. Attempts to make compelling expressions of the grape seldom result in wines with any resemblance to the Piedmontese greats. This didn’t stop Tom Stolpman from trying: Back in 1995, Dad took a stab at crafting a New World Barolo when he ambitiously (crazily) planted 10 acres of Nebbiolo. For Read More →

Bandol, Barolo, and a Piemontese white revalation: Vigneti Massa

With our odyssey through the Rhone completed, and with Christen and Francesco’s Portofino wedding still a week away, we made a beeline for the coast to enjoy a long weekend before heading to Italia. Lyle from Kermit Lynch raved about the raw natural beauty of Cassis, and once we figured out it was 10 minutes from Bandol, the decision became a no brainer. On the Read More →