'Neh?!' Langhe Rosso, Punset, Neive, Piedmont, Italy
While the vineyards that form Punset have been farmed by the Marcarino family for generations, it is truly thanks to Marina and her incredible energy that the estate is how it is nowadays. In the 1980s, she decided to pursue organic farming – a demanding choice that was rewarded by becoming the first estate to receive the organic certification in Italy. Her passion for the soil and the environment led her to embrace biodynamics and the agronomic philosophy of Manasobu Fukuoka. From one of the healthiest vineyards in Italy, Marina crafts wines that brim with life, energy, and pure terroir.
Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo are the red grapes of Piemonte and it is very unusual for them to be blended together for one wine. But it works - you have the lightness of the Dolcetto which dominated but the Barbera gives plenty of body. We don't think it's easy to detect the Nebbiolo so much but even so it makes for a sophisticated but easy going wine.