NEW ARRIVALS - Molinetto

by Marcello Muiesan

Piedmont has always been synonymous with red wines known all over the world.

Those who drink wine cannot fail to know or at least hear about Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera, or the Nebbiolo grape.

However, not everyone knows that there are also white indigenous varieties of exceptional quality and unique characteristics.

One of these is the Cortese, which in the Gavi area boasts a great tradition and reaches the highest quality levels.

The D.O.C.G. Gavi is made with the Cortese grape and distributed in eleven municipalities in the province of Alessandria.

And it is in the municipalities of Francavilla Bisio e Tassarolo, that Molinetto has its vineyards.

As always, we have not chosen Molinetto only for the exceptional quality and uniqueness of its wines, but also for the relationship that has been created in recent years with the owner Diego Carrea.

Diego is a very genuine person, and we immediately thought that his wines could marry the Wine&Truffle philosophy.

Molinetto was born in 1990 with Matteo and Domenico Carrea, but Diego, Matteo's youngest son, has successfully taken over the reins since 2008.

After a past as an electronic engineer between Genoa and Milan, Diego gets back into the game. Finally, he returns home, where his love for the land lead him to produce traditional wines with respect for the terroir.

In recognition of the excellent work, the Gavi di Molinetto wines receive awards from Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, or are included in prestigious wine guides such as the Luca Maroni one.

However, Diego does not make wines to win prizes and also likes to experiment, and it is from one of these experiments, "Amphora" is born, an orange wine produced from Cortese grapes and aged in amphora for 18 months.

"Amphora" is unique, produced in only 263 bottles per year, and has exceptional characteristics.

Limited production, uniqueness and human relationship make Molinetto a perfect partner for Wine & Truffle and its wines will be available in our shop from next year.

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