Do you like drinking old wine?
In its heyday, the Biella wine region was not only Piedmont’s most important region, with 110,000 acres under vine, it was one of Italy’s most revered regions. But this changed in 1905 when a tragic hail storm decimated the entire vintage. At the same time the cashmere industry in the region was booming, thanks to Thea near perfect water conditions. This meant farmers abandoned their crops and turned their attention to more profitable pursuits.
It’s only in the past 10-20 years that the region has found its feet again. It’s now going through a true wine renaissance! These old wines are from Villa Era and have been untouched for more than 100 years, gathering dust and waiting to be drunk. Thankfully Nebbiolo is highly regarded for its aging potential.
I recently tasted the region’s best new in a lineup and can honestly say great things will happen from this region in the future. .
Post by Drew
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