Autumn is here, and with it a whole range of seasonal gastronomy. Braised meat, roast meat, mushroom risottos… And what better way to serve them than paired with a wine from a defined region, full of character and original flavours? In this respect, the wines of Piedmont are a must.
These vineyards in northern Italy, at the gateway to the Alps, are located on hilly terrain and the vast majority produce local grape varieties, such as the emblematic Nebbiolo, which gives rise to the region’s greatest vintages such as Barolo and Barbaresco.
In these hills near the Langhe, around 6 million bottles of Barolo, also known as the “king of wines and wine of kings,” are produced each year. Barbaresco, which many experts consider to be its equal, can produce up to 2.5 million bottles per year. The area, protected from the Mediterranean winds, benefits from a beautiful exposure with adequate temperature variations for the vine. Also, the terroir was classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2014.
These two wines, made from Nebbiolo grapes, have a powerful structure that allows the nectar to improve over the years. Piedmont therefore produces exceptional wines that can be kept in the cellar for twenty to thirty years! They will become as fine as Burgundies.
This region is bursting with family winemaking estates, something that allowed the preservation of this stunning expertise to this day. And it is with respect for these traditions that the family company Wengler Châteaux et Domaines has become the exclusive importer in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg of the Domaines Gaja, Voerzio or Elio Altare…, the great wines of Piedmont. In total, twelve estates from this Italian region are offered by the House, with wines for ageing or “ready to drink,” ranging from 2007 to 2017. Salute!
Philosophy of Wengler
At Wengler Châteaux et Domaines, each product is treated with great care and passion, and every bottle is carefully selected to offer the utmost quality. The range of bottles come from the most prestigious estates, the most renowned vineyards and houses that cultivate know-how and excellence. Both connoisseurs and amateur wine lovers can delight in the fact that behind each product lies a commitment to excellence.
120 years of expertise, exclusive partnership with over 360 estates.
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