Place: Valli Ossolane — Piedmont, Italy
Variety: Nebbiolo, Croatina, Barbera
Cantine Garrone is a small winery wedged into the Alps, with Switzerland 10km to the west and Lake Maggiore 30km to the east. The estate was founded in 1920, but it wasn’t until 1994 that they became commercial through their first release of just 36 bottles!
They own 2ha of vineyards and also buy fruit from sixty close-knit, small scale farmers (the Valli Ossolane growers association) who, like the Garrone family, aim to preserve the winemaking culture of the valley. Many of the parcels have vines aged over 100 years old, which are grown on the local traditional pergola training system called ‘toppia’. A producer to keep your eyes on and a must for any Nebbiolo lover.
This is Alpine rosso if we've ever seen it. Crushed herbs and plush red fruits driven by fresh pomegranate acidity and fine dusty tannins. Perfect for cool nights and hearty meals.