Mountain & Row Wines - Why We Do What We Do
Why did we create Mountain & Row Wines? Why do we do what we do? It is all because of one grape: Nebbiolo.
From our years of working in the international world of wine, we have come to be particulalry enamoured of Nebbiolo; especially Nebbiolo grown in little-known regions in the north west of Italy. It is a fascinating grape and yields some of the World's finest, most ethereal wines.
This royal Italian grape variety produces the ‘iron glove’ of wine. It is light in colour, has intoxicatingly pretty aromatics yet when you taste it you are greeted with sporty acidity and firm tannin. A beguiling combination and addictive if you ask us!
The best examples of this fussy cultivar are to be found almost exclusively in its homelands of Piedmont and Lombardy in the north western corner of Italy. Areas like Barolo and Barbaresco, Gattinara in Alto Piemonte and Valtellina, which borders Switzerland, are the best known. Having said that, good wines are now being made in certain cooler parts of Australia, which is encouraging to see.
Nebbiolo and it’s tannic, acid driven relatives (Freisa, Vespolina, Grignolino) are all worthy of a lot of your drinking attention. They are deeply historical, fragrantly heady, fantastic with food and age incredibly well. We encourage you to dig further - Follow this link to our in depth article exploring Nebbiolo and the rare places it thrives.