News Archives: Italy

Bisci of Matelica: Where Verdicchio Meets the Mountains of Le Marche

Bisci of Matelica: Where Verdicchio Meets the Mountains of Le Marche 6

It was December of 1998 when the client came knocking on Bisci’s doors. He wanted wine, naturally, but not just any. He wanted young wine, vino di annata. But at that time, Bisci didn’t release their Verdicchio until two years after the harvest. Giuseppe Bisci sent him off empty-handed, but he was perturbed. The high-elevation, … Read More

ARPEPE 2013 Riservas: The Making of a Legend

ARPEPE 2013 Riservas: The Making of a Legend 4

The decision is not taken lightly, as the Pelizzatti-Perego siblings wrestle with the knowledge that their wines must live up to their forebears’ standards: Did the season find a balance between sunshine and rain? Did disease or hail take a part of the crop? Were the diurnal temperature swings appropriate in the critical months of … Read More

Scopetone and the Original Terroir of Brunello: Scarnacuoia

Scopetone and the Original Terroir of Brunello: Scarnacuoia 9

  Ferruccio Biondi Santi is widely credited for having “invented” Brunello, but very few people are aware that his first vineyard dedicated exclusively to “Sangioveto e Brunello,” planted in 1877, was not at his renown Il Greppo estate on the slopes south of Montalcino. The actual location, in fact, was in Scarnacuoia (pronounced scar-nah-KWOY-ah), just … Read More

Introducing Ca’ D’Gal, Pomona, & Carlo Giacosa!

Comunicato Stampa! Press Release for the Italian Portfolio! 9

Carlo Giacosa & daughter Marie Grazia (2nd & 3rd generation). In addition to the exciting news that ARPEPE has joined the Skurnik portfolio, we are launching three new exciting Italian wineries this fall! Ca’ d’Gal Ca’ d’Gal’s high-elevation, sandy limestone vineyards produce a Moscato d’Asti of uncommon elegance and drinkability! The Boido family is now … Read More