Poderi Luigi Einaudi featured in Wine Spectator
Piedmont's Poderi Luigi Einaudi has purchased 22 acres of prime land in Barolo from the four brothers of the Dardo family for more than $6.5 million. The land is located in the prized Bussia cru’s Dardi subzone—named for the sellers’ family—and includes 10 acres of Nebbiolo and 2.5 acres of Barbera, with the rest either unplanted or home to truffle forest. The Nebbiolo vineyards are currently leased to the A. & G. Fantino winery. The deal adds to Einaudi's current 133 acres of vines on nearly 317 acres of land in Piedmont's Barolo and Dogliani appellations.
"What we were interested in was the [land planted to Nebbiolo]," Matteo Sardagna Einaudi, the fourth-generation owner of his family's winery, told Wine Spectator. "I think it's a good value, even at this price, to buy these vineyards, because they are unique." He went on to note that the vineyards' terroir, located in the commune of Monforte d'Alba, will bring a new dimension to Einaudi's existing Barolo offerings.
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