Place: Piedmont, Ita
Variety: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Pelaverga
Olek Bondonio is a Piedmontese winemaker eschewing norms and venturing into interesting terrain. He makes vibrant and age-worthy Barbarescos, but also makes wines like these for immediate and immensely enjoyable drinking.
Words from Olek's Australian importer, Giorgio de Maria:
"Inspired by Panevino, Olek decided to make a torchiato: a wine using the juice coming out of the pressing of the pomace after fermentation of all red wines (Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Pelaverga). The result is a structured and elegant wine, so recognisably Olek."