Italy

Producer Profile: Emidio Pepe

Emido Pepe

“An iron fist in a velvet glove…” Chiara Pepe, Granddaughter  Organic. Biodynamic. Unfiltered. Natural yeast fermentation. 80-Year old winemaker, Emidio Pepe, has been producing extraordinary natural wines for over 50 years from his 15 hectare (roughly 37 acres) estate in the Toran Hills of Abruzzo. Not far from the sea, these rich clay soils with heavy minerals and lime create ... Read More »

Christoph Kunzli presents his wines: Le Piane “Maggiorina”, Le Piane “Piane”, Le Piane “Boca” and Le Meridiana Campo delle Piane

Le Piane Meridiana Vineyard Landscape

The Wines of Le Piane Le Piane “Maggiorina” 2011 This is Le Piane’s interpretation of the classic field blend table wines of the alto Piemonte. Fermented in stainless steel, and intended for earlier drinking, it is a blend of Nebbiolo, Vespolina, Croatina, Uva Rara, and more. Though it’s certainly unpretentious, it’s also entirely delicious, and the immediate, fresh fruit tones, ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Vajra – Rebirth of Tradition

Vajra's Vineyards

“I try to make wines that give people joy. In the past wine was a food, it was necessary for sustenance. Today that is not the case, we choose to drink for pleasure. I want to make wines that bring people happiness.” – Aldo Vaira It was a controversial decision in 1972 for Aldo Vaira to leave Torino and found ... Read More »

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