A white wine in Barolo
As you read this, I will probably be in Alba tasting my way through the 2010 Barolo and Barbaresco. How I suffer! When I was there last year I paid a visit to the Josetta Saffirio estate in the hamlet of Castelletto in Monforte d'Alba. In place of her late mother Josetta, Sara Vezza now runs this estate, which boasts one of the most recognisable labels in the whole of Piemonte because of its gnomes. Yes. Gnomes. While I am dreaming of bringing out a wine with a dog on the label (allegedly this entices consumers to buy, almost regardless of the bottle's contents) others brand them with gnomes. Clad in grey and blue and wearing bright...
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