Piedmont is one of the most famous wine regions in Italy. It has gained this reputation because it is the birthplace of Barolo, (by far the most aristocratic wine of Italy) and Barbaresco, often referred to as Barolo’s younger brother. My good friend Luca Dusi who owns and runs Passione Vino in London recently took me on a wine tour to meet some of his producers in the region. Lusa dusi has been importing top quality Italian wines into the UK for 11 years and much like the Slow Food movement Luca focuses on working with producers who favour quality over mass production. All of Luca’s producers are friends first and foremost and the way that they make their wines ensures that ancient Italian traditions are kept alive.
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