Well after a great holiday it was back to reality yesterday with a container waiting at my back door on my first day back.
Whilst I have been away, new wines from a variety of producers have been rolling through the door. It is always a highlight when new release wines from Luca Roagna arrive and last night I opened a bottle of the new Roagna Le Coste Barolo 2007.
This famous vineyard has been making some of the best wines in Barolo for close to one hundred years. Some of the first Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Barolo came from this vineyard and Luca has managed to buy grapes from this plot for the first time.
It is a beautiful wine and I can’t wait to see it develop over the next two decades.
With holidays over, it is going to be a busy month ahead.