Vietti, a 35 hectare family-run boutique winery in Piedmont, Italy, may be small, (a mere 250,000 bottles are produced totally), but it has made its name in the wine world for its range of superior wines – Barolo, Barbera D’Alba, Barbaresco, Arneis – and its delightfully whimsical artist-designed labels. With a family history in wine spanning five generations, Vietti wines have been consistently topping 90 points across vintages. Francesco Cordero is both a member of the family and the man tasked with making these special wines at Vietti. Cordero, who was on his first ever tour of India, likes to describe the Vietti wines as ‘elegant.’
And indeed they were. At a small, intimate four-course dinner at Caperberry, Chef Abhijit Saha’s award-winning restaurant , Cordero took the opportunity to explain a bit of the family history and philosophy to a small group of Bangalore wine lovers as they sipped these very elegant wines.
“If you hoped to see a pretty Italian girl introducing the wines, sorry,” he grinned. No one looked sorry, (more…)