MONFERRATO: BARBERA’S SOUL

When you combine the history of Monferrato with the passion and soul and knowhow of the people involved in making the region’s wines, you get something truly unique: Barbera d’Asti.   Five years ago, I interviewed Californian winemaking pioneer Tim Mondavi over lunch, during which he recalled meandering through Burgundy with his famous father, Robert Mondavi. At one point, Tim told me, “I was traveling with my father in Burgundy, using my poor high school French to translate his questions to the winemakers that we visited. Whenever my father asked a winemaker ‘But what did you do to make this … Continue reading MONFERRATO: BARBERA’S SOUL