Piedmont vineyards in Italy

Nebbiolo: the indigenous Piedmontese grape variety The name of this grape variety comes from the word “nebbia” which means fog in Italian. Etymologically, its name is linked to the abundant bloom that covers the grapes or, more likely, to its harvest period, during October, when the vines are shrouded in morning mist. Nebbiolo is certainly […]

The immersion pre-toast

First developed by Tonnellerie Saury in 2000, the immersion process consists in placing the barrel “en rose” in a hot water bath at over 80°C. After the immersion, the barrel is bent following the traditional way, with the toasting or “bousinage” (Light, Light or Medium Long, Medium, Medium+ or Long) taking place in a second […]