In this, the second part of the series, we dive into the dizzying world of Monferrato. Moscato and barbera may reign, but it’s these multitudes of obscure and fascinating grape varieties that really keep wine geeks coming back for more.
Maybe I’d hate to see that tiny little plot of odd vines uprooted to make room for more really excellent Merlot. The preservation of the good of a few over achieving the best good of the many? Maybe, but Americans long ago decided that diversity is good for everyone.
One of the youngest wine industries in the world is a short drive away from the world’s oldest known wine cellar.