Neal Rosenthal and his partner, Kerry Madigan, proprietors of Rosenthal Wine Merchant Ltd, have purchased two vineyard parcels within the tiny but regal appellation of Carema, in the northwestern corner of Piedmont. Rosenthal and Madigan will collaborate with their long-time friends, the Ferrando family, to work and maintain these sites.
Perched on terraces in the shadow of Monte Bianco, the parcel known as “Piole” is being replanted to the original Picoutener grape, the local version of Nebbiolo; the second parcel, referred to as “Runc”, is already planted to older, producing vines of the same Picoutener variety. The two holdings collectively total slightly less than one-half hectare, within a DOCG that encompasses a mere sixteen hectares. Plans are to include the harvest in the Carema produced by Luigi, Roberto and Andrea Ferrando to expand the availability of this rare and grand wine.
For further information, please contact Neal Rosenthal at Rosenthal Wine Merchant: 518-207-9100