I'm Paolo Demagistris, a wine enthusiast, heir with no grapes of a Barolo makers family. Spent some years in France, got good friends from Bordeaux and got a spell. Currently spending lot of time in Serbia, found a place so wine-wise unconventional, I love Slovenian wines. I'm Italian, I can't live without Chianti. Could drink millions of bottles of Verdicchio and Pecorino, Etna red and various Aglianico's. South Tirol is the closest thing we have similar to Germany and Austria. Beautiful but not for me. In my region Piemonte I love my grand fathers stuff, old style - no barrique. And Valle d'Aosta is my spielraum.
- Reply by EMark, Mar 14.
Welcome to Snooth, Paolo. You will find that there are people here who are as passionate about Italian wines as you are. We also, however, look forward to hearing about your experiences with Slovenian wines.
- Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Mar 14.
Benvenuto a Snooth!
I'm in Piemonte ever year, towards the end of May. Usually to taste producers who don't use barrique.
I am also in Italy once a year to visit family in Trentino, and have to admit that I love the wines of the South Tyrol as well.
Too many good wines in Italy, I could happily spend a lifetime getting to know them all.
- Reply by Bob Fyke, Mar 14.
Hello Paolo and welcome! I'm curious how you feel about Arneis. It's one of my favorite Italian Whites, when they are well made. Do you have any favorite producers to share with us?