Vinolok v cork at Brezza


Jancis recently reported here on a fascinating semi-blind comparison between cork- and screwcap-stoppered Vidal Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. I was treated to a similar tasting during this year's Nebbiolo Prima at the Barolo estate of Brezza.

Although the estate goes back more than a century (it was founded in 1885), and the wines are still made in a firmly traditional fashion using only large oak casks, Enzo Brezza (with his dad looking over his shoulder whenever he can), is not shy of an experiment. He therefore had no qualms testing out alternative closures for their wines. This started as a...