• Carlo Viglione Barolo 2006 0,75L

    Carlo Viglione Barolo 2006 0,75L

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    What's tradition? An once-succesful innovation. When Giulio Viglione was a kid, for vignerons from Piemonte the vanguardist turning point was to start bottling their own wine, instead of selling the grapes to collective wineries: his father Carlo tried, using big oak tanks (25/40hl) to ferment his barbera, dolcetto, Barolo-bound nebbiolos. Today, piedmontese wine has crossed through the new wave from the '90s having imposed to the markets international taste and barriques, favoring the expansion of this industry to a global level: as that happened, Giulio Viglione was accepting the family trade, offbeatly keeping his winemaking traditional, with no help from any small oak. Today we witness, with the comeback of wine markets to a taste for 'spontaneous' products (prizing the personality of wines and grapes, their natural evolution, rather than cellar alchemies) to a general growth in attention towards 'natural' wines: producers as Viglione, anchored to historically rooted processes, find themselves suspended in a perfect balance between tradition and innovation, flowing incessantly one into the other.