Treasures from J. Hofstatter

Alto Adige – also known as Südtirol – is one of the loveliest wine regions in the world. Vineyards dominate the land, as seemingly every inch of this territory is planted to vines. Cool climate varieties such as Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon (Blanc), Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) excel here, and the wines have … Continue reading Treasures from J. Hofstatter

Massolino Barolo – 2013

Franco Massolino (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I’ve been a fan of the various Barolos from the renowned Serralunga d’Alba producer Massolino for almost twenty years now. Traditionally made, these wines represent their origins beautifully and have what the Piemontese call anima – soul. A few words about Massolino. Established in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the winery is now … Continue reading Massolino Barolo – 2013

Still More 2012 Barolos – and a few older releases – Elvio Cogno and Poderi Oddero

Valter Fissore, winemaker, Elvio Cogno (Photo ©Tom Hyland) In my previous post, I included an update on the most recent examples of 2012 Barolo I had tasted last fall in Piemonte. This is an excellent vintage, one where the wines offer great typicity. Here are notes on a few more wines: _____ At Elvio Cogno in Novello, Valter … Continue reading Still More 2012 Barolos – and a few older releases – Elvio Cogno and Poderi Oddero