This mixed case of prestigious, Piemontese natural wines presents a journey through the diverse terroirs and winemaking traditions of the region. From the crisp and layered Gavi La Raia to the age-worthy Principiano Timarosso, the rustic charm of La Ca Nova Dolcetto d’Alba, the full-bodied Cascina Iuli Barbera, and the elegant Barbaresco and Barolo expressions from La Ca Nova and Fernando Principiano respectively, each bottle captures the essence of Piedmont’s winemaking tradition and showcases the distinctiveness of the terroir. Our Piemonte Mixed Case has it all!
La Raia Gavi is a biodynamic wine made from 100% Cortese. With low sulphites, this wine strikes a perfect balance of crispness and smoothness, boasting layers of flavour and the characteristic cutting acidity of good Gavi. The Cortese grapes are sourced from old vines in the south-east facing vineyard of La Madonnina. The wine undergoes natural fermentation in steel and refines for six months on lees.
Principiano Timarosso is a rare natural wine crafted from 100% Timorasso. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this revived grape variety offers ageing potential akin to Burgundian Chardonnay, fresh acidity reminiscent of Loire Sauvignon, and subtle hints of salt and umami found in Jura whites. Ferdinando Principiano, based on the southern fringe of the Barolo zone, prioritises biodynamic practices and minimal sulphur use to produce wines of purity and drinkability.
La Ca Nova Dolcetto d’Alba embodies the essence of natural winemaking with its old-school production methods. This crunchy Dolcetto showcases vibrant red fruits and notes of spice, capturing the very essence of the Langhe hills.
Cascina Iuli ‘Rossore’ is a deeply-hued, full-bodied wine made from 100% Barbera. With its rich dark fruit character and soft palate, it’s truly a mouth-filling delight. The 40-year-old vines yield concentrated fruit, resulting in a lush wine with fresh acidity and bright black fruit aromatics. Aged for 24 months in large barrels, Rossore demonstrates the serious yet fantastic value of Barbera.
La Ca Nova Barbaresco is the essence of elegant Nebbiolo, aged in old barrels and highlighting the delicate floral and red fruit characteristics of Nebbiolo. It represents the region’s small family producers and their commitment to traditional production methods, including long maceration, indigenous yeast, and ageing in old oak ‘botti’. With earthy undertones and a sense of terroir, this wine is a true delight for traditionalists and Nebbiolo enthusiasts.
Fernando Principiano ‘Barolo di Serralunga’ is a delicate and refined Barolo that offers exceptional value. Made from organic Nebbiolo, this natural wine undergoes wild yeast fermentation and contains no added sulphites. The grapes ripen on 3.5 hectares of land in Serralunga d’Alba, and careful focus on balance and grape ripeness allows for an early October harvest. The wine is aged for 24 months in 20 and 40-hectolitre barrels, resulting in a vibrant Barolo that weaves together sensations of violets, bright red berries, forest floor, leather, sweet spices, and balsamic notes.