Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Elisa Scavino

1/1 Piedmont Winemaker Elisa Scavino, Paolo Scavino

@paoloscavino

@AntiquaTours (Sarah May Grunwald): Enjoying being in a time zone that lets me read #SommChat

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo,CSW): @KeeperColl will try #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): hope soooo RT @hvwinegoddess: @KeeperColl will try #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @mmWine sure hope so and looks like you are starting off the New Year well:) #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @KeeperColl absolutely keeping my resolution today bloody Mary’s in the morning #SommChat

@sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl First #SommChat of the year! Oh boy!

@MerrillBon ( (Merrill Bonarrigo): “@KeeperColl: Happy New Yearfr #SommChat …@angrysomm @camparirocket @WPTUSA @reenenb @patriciustokaj @deniseclarketx” TU & same to you

@jennanorth ( ( (Jenna North): Happy New Year! @KeeperColl @kgreenpr @ericawinetrips @kcwineguy @AdamPlotkin @Local913 @roydot #SommChat #ww

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Anybody see last episode of #treme with Davis playing the sommelier #SommChat #davisrogan #winechat

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @noblewines I saw it. Would’ve been a nice storyline had it not been series finale #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Piedmont #Winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to #Piedmont #Winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 #Piedmont #Winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino 2 say hello & so she knows UR here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

@sassodoro ( (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @paoloscavino Ready for first #SommChat of the year!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask #Piedmont #Winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @ paoloscavino 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @paoloscavino Good morning! Looking forward to #SommChat today!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Let’s start talking #wine with #Piedmont #Winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino #WW #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @KeeperColl Hello Diane, hello Everybody! Thank you for having me here and Happy New Year! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @enjoielife so glad you are here at #SommChat – look forward to your questions for @paoloscavino

  • @KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @PaoloScavino Elisa, Did U ever think of being in anything other than N Ur Fam’s #Wine Biz & how old were U when U began? #SommChat
  • @paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl bside 4 a while when I dreamed to b archeologist:) I have always desired to continue tradition of my fam #SommChat
  • @paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl gradually&always I have bn involved in #winemaking.I started full time in 05 after studies in viticolture & I

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @paoloscavino Happy New Year. How is vintages ’11 ’12 & ’13 looking do far? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @SandyWasserman so glad you can join in today on #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning all and happy 2014! – #SommChat

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @KeeperColl No problem. Happy New Year #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @SandyWasserman HNY! All beautiful, 11density& fruit 12delicate&aromatic 13classic #SommChat

@mmWine ( (Matthew S Horbund): Q @paoloscavino @KeeperColl what is the biggest challenge you need to overcome in 2014? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @mmWine We will try to do weeds-control mechanically/manually in all vineyards #SommChat

  • @KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @PaoloScavino Elisa, what makes #Piedmont a special region for #wine? #SommChat
  • @paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl #Terroir #Nebbiolo #Family-Winery #History #sense-of-place #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove and to you too – look forward to your questions today on #SommChat

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @paoloscavino ‘Good to hear. ’13 Classic as in 2000 vintage classic? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @SandyWasserman to me similar to 2008. Late harvest & fresh, well lignified stams and seeds, beautiful ripe tannins #SommChat

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): @paoloscavino What are you excited about in 2014? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @OWOCWines Actually we are continuing a project on soil studies in our vineyards with geologists and University of Tourin #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @OWOCWines great to see you on this fine day at #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – hope everyone enjoyed their New Year! Taste anything special? – #SommChat

@mmWine ( (Matthew S Horbund): @paoloscavino so is the vineyard organic or biodynamic ? Do you currently use other methods to control weeds? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @mmWine a mix of all conventional and organic and we try to follow some Biodynamic practices #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @paoloscavino Piedmont wines are among my favs, but can be expensive & require aging. Which are most accessible now? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @enjoielife Dolcetto Langhe Nebbiolo and Barbera definitely, Roero as well #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove had a 2001 @paoloscavino #Barolo in honor of our guest and it was lovely:) #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): Happy New Year @paoloscavino @KeeperColl & all #SommChat tweeps! Tuning in from at least 9 inches of #POW in snowy #Colorado!

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @paoloscavino Can we expect anything new from winery in the new year? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @SandyWasserman N the future a new Barolo cru from Serralunga. In 2014 w’l release a special edition Barolo #BricDelFiasc ris. 08 #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Happy New Year! @AdamPlotkin! Nice to see you at #SommChat @paoloscavino @KeeperColl @KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): ?@AdamPlotkin know that started your year off right:) #SommChat

  • @KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @PaoloScavino Elisa, how has your family traditions influenced the quality of UR #wines? #SommChat
  • @paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl #Terroir absolutely as important as #Purity of fruit #Elegance which comes from #Harmony and #Complexity #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl Absolutely! Were supposed to get only 2-5 before lifts closed yesterday. All fell overnight, and still DUMPING! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @AdamPlotkin can’t wait to hear your #piedmont questions #SommChat

@mmWine ( (Matthew S Horbund): #SommChat @paoloscavino are the vyards continuous blocks or separated in certain ways? Are any vyards focused on diffrnt growing practices

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @mmWine no continuous blocks and same method in all the vineyards #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): Good Morning. @paoloscavino @KeeperColl Happy New Year #wine #SommChat

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): @paoloscavino Your soil studies research is exciting. Glad to hear you dive into the terroir. Great learning given your history. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Piedmont wines that are accessible now: @paoloscavino .@enjoielife Dolcetto Langhe Nebbiolo and Barbera definitely, Roero as well #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @enobytes so glad you can join in on #SommChat and Happy NY to you too

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @TperezWine and to you too! #SommChat

@NebbioLover (NebbioLover): @paoloscavino which are your favorite producers in the langhe region? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @NebbioLover Hello NebbioLover! HNY! More then one but some are Bruno Giacosa, Giuseppe Rinaldi, Vietti …. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @paoloscavino Any particular vintages you recommend now? @keepercol #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @enjoielife Dolcetto recent vintage like 11 12 Barbera 08 09 10 11 12 and Nebbiolo 05 07 09 11 #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl Oops! Forgot… #SommChat not #skcihat! OK, I am on it!

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): @paoloscavino tell us about your Bianco, what a #wine #viognier in #Piemonte ?? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @TperezWine in Barolo area there are not really white indig grapes. we made in ’98 the Sorriso for our fam with 3 grapes we love #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @TperezWine Chardonnay Sauvignon and Viognier blended after fermentation #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): Quietly sneaking into #SommChat. May or may not have been participating too much in #champagnechat last night #Happy2014 !!

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): Do you have any standout vintages your wines, particularly those that exceeded your expectations? Off vintages that overperformed? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @AdamPlotkin great vintage 1989 1990 2001 for the older vintages. 1993 was a beautiful surprise to me #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @EllaDogSays thanks for letting us know you are here and Happy New Year #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @OWOCWines thanks for sharing your #FutureSips on #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black) : @TperezWine @paoloscavino @KeeperColl Interesting! #Viognier from Piedmont. #wine #SommChat

@DeniseClarkeTX (Denise Clarke): RT @paoloscavino: .@enjoielife Dolcetto Langhe Nebbiolo and Barbera definitely, Roero as well #SommChat

@Vino101net (Vino101): Buon Anno @KeeperColl @paoloscavino #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @DeniseClarkeTX great to see you on #SommChat HAppy new year!

  • @KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @PaoloScavino Elisa, Tell us about the Scavino #winemaking process. #SommChat
  • @paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino ): A. @KeeperColl Different btw #Dolcetto #Barbera #Nebbiolo. Essentially same 4 all Nebbiolo cru to let sites express diversities #SommChat
  • @paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl Destemming Crushing Vinification in steel, T° control, min. intervention, delicate extraction, natural fermentation #SommChat
  • @paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl Aging 4 #Dolcetto #Barbera mostly N steel. 4 #Barolo 2yr small+large casks 92% used oak+almost 1yr btw steel&bottle #SommChat

@enobytes (enobytes wine online): @KeeperColl good question! #SommChat

@mmWine ( (Matthew S Horbund): #SommChat @paoloscavino some old world winemakers are making their wines more approachable younger. Has there been a styl change for you?

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @mmWine we pursue the highest quality in our vineyards to express and enhance the #terroir #elegance #purity of fruit N our wines #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Thanks! @paoloscavino Dolcetto recent vintage like 11 12 Barbera 08 09 10 11 12 and Nebbiolo 05 07 09 11 #SommChat

@NebbioLover (NebbioLover): @paoloscavino HNY Elisa, if money & availability weren’t an issue, which barolo producing vineyard would you like to own? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @NebbioLover I am in love with Falletto vineyard in Serralunga and Vigna Rionda #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @paoloscavino Thx, Elisa! Had 01 Bric del Fiasc last week. Drinking beautifully right now. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): one of our NYE #wines RT @AdamPlotkin: .@paoloscavino Thx, Elisa! Had 01 Bric del Fiasc last week. Drinking beautifully right now. #SommChat

  • @KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @PaoloScavino Elisa, what are main diffs in working w/the 3 grape varieties: #Dolcetto, #Barbera & #Nebbiolo? #SommChat
  • @paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl in Vineyards different timing but same work. More restrictive control of yield on #Nebbiolo #SommChat
  • @paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl in Cellar #Dolcetto & #Barbera need more racking. We check mostly the cleaness in the aromatics #SommChat
  • @paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl in Cellar #Barolo we follow & taste each plot of cru to C the evolution & make a final selection of our best plots #SommChat

@enobytes (enobytes): @paoloscavino @AdamPlotkin do you know if any of these vintages are available for sale in the U.S.? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @enobytes I’m not sure but please feell free to C with @Banville_Jones what vintage is available… #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black) :@paoloscavino I’ve been saving a few of your ’96 and ’97 Barolos. Which year would you drink first and with what food? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @enjoielife I would start with 97 & I think u can pair very nicely with read meat, beef, steak, goat, lamb simply cooked #SommChat

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman, CS): Q @paoloscavino When not drinking your wine what do you like to drink? #SommChat #WW

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @SandyWasserman I like to experience wines & region I don’t know.Recent one #GrunerVeltliner from Wagram Bernhard Ott GR8 #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @SandyWasserman exciting Lisbon&Douro whites,

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @enjoielife great question #SommChat

@enobytes (enobytes): @paoloscavino @Banville_Jones thank you, will do!! #SommChat

@enobytes (enobytes):@mmWine @paoloscavino great. There is a @TotalWine near me #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @paoloscavino Sounds good to offset acidity of the wine. Do you think Piedmont wines pair well with non-meat dishes, if so which? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @enjoielife yes absolutely! I thinks also fish w/older #Barolo like cod, lobster are beautiful #SommChat

@DeniseClarkeTX (Denise Clarke): @paoloscavino how many other female winemakers are there in Piedmont? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino) : @DeniseClarkeTX Several! Marta & Carlotta Rinaldi Silvia Altare Maria Teresa Mascarello Eleonora Barale ….. #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @paoloscavino u make my fav modern style #Piemonte wines! Do u feel the modern wines age diff compared 2 traditional? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @kathymorganMS W brought some innovation but I believe our wine do not reflect a style but they show terroir… #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @kathymorganMS I think Barolo benefits a lot from aging.. Thank you for your compliment! #SommChat

@sassodoro (Sassodoro): Interesting pairing RT @paoloscavino: @enjoielife yes absolutely! I think also fish w/older #Barolo like cod, lobster r beautiful #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @paoloscavino @DeniseClarkeTX great question. I love all these wines and the winemakers that produce them! #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @paoloscavino @enjoielife I’ve paired negro amaro with fish – but not Barolo. Hmmm #SommChat

@therealbenhardy (Ben Hardy): @enjoielife @paoloscavino I’ve also enjoyed older barbaresco w some seafood dishes – black cod w red wine jus, mushroom & sunchoke #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @Sassodoro @paoloscavino @enjoielife I can totally see it. Softer tannin, super aromatic… #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @paoloscavino must be why they’re my favorites! #SommChat

@enobytes (enobytes): @enjoielife @paoloscavino I always go to Piedmont when pairing food with vegetarian dishes because of their versatility #SommChat

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Ciao for now & Happy New Year #SommChat #WW

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @KeeperColl Thank you to All for this beautiful chat and opportunity. I wish you a wonderful 2014! #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): I am limited #piedmont #wine but remember clear full tastes @KeeperColl @paoloscavino incl #muscatel #SommChat am currently #mumbai=ltd++

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @paoloscavino @KeeperColl thank you! Happy NY! #SommChat

@sassodoro (Sassodoro): @paoloscavino @KeeperColl Thanks for a great #SommChat! Happy New Year!

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS ): Great #SommChat today! Thank you and Happy New Year to @KeeperColl and #Piedmont #winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @mmWine sure hope so and looks like you are starting off the New Year well:) #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @KeeperColl absolutely keeping my resolution today bloody Mary’s in the morning #SommChat

@sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl First #SommChat of the year! Oh boy!

@MerrillBon ( (Merrill Bonarrigo): “@KeeperColl: Happy New Yearfr #SommChat …@angrysomm @camparirocket @WPTUSA @reenenb @patriciustokaj @deniseclarketx” TU & same to you

@jennanorth ( ( (Jenna North): Happy New Year! @KeeperColl @kgreenpr @ericawinetrips @kcwineguy @AdamPlotkin @Local913 @roydot #SommChat #ww

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Anybody see last episode of #treme with Davis playing the sommelier #SommChat #davisrogan #winechat http://ow.ly/sbkzA

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @noblewines I saw it. Would’ve been a nice storyline had it not been series finale #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Piedmont #Winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to #Piedmont #Winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 #Piedmont #Winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino 2 say hello & so she knows UR here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

@sassodoro ( (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @paoloscavino Ready for first #SommChat of the year!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask #Piedmont #Winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @ paoloscavino 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @paoloscavino Good morning! Looking forward to #SommChat today!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Let’s start talking #wine with #Piedmont #Winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino #WW #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @KeeperColl Hello Diane, hello Everybody! Thank you for having me here and Happy New Year! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @enjoielife so glad you are here at #SommChat – look forward to your questions for @paoloscavino

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @PaoloScavino Elisa, Did U ever think of being in anything other than N Ur Fam’s #Wine Biz & how old were U when U began? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl bside 4 a while when I dreamed to b archeologist:) I have always desired to continue tradition of my fam #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl gradually&always I have bn involved in #winemaking.I started full time in 05 after studies in viticolture & I

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @paoloscavino Happy New Year. How is vintages ’11 ’12 & ’13 looking do far? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @SandyWasserman so glad you can join in today on #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning all and happy 2014! – #SommChat

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @KeeperColl No problem. Happy New Year #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @SandyWasserman HNY! All beautiful, 11density& fruit 12delicate&aromatic 13classic #SommChat

@mmWine ( (Matthew S Horbund): Q @paoloscavino @KeeperColl what is the biggest challenge you need to overcome in 2014? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @mmWine We will try to do weeds-control mechanically/manually in all vineyards #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @PaoloScavino Elisa, what makes #Piedmont a special region for #wine? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl #Terroir #Nebbiolo #Family-Winery #History #sense-of-place #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove and to you too – look forward to your questions today on #SommChat

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @paoloscavino ‘Good to hear. ’13 Classic as in 2000 vintage classic? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @SandyWasserman to me similar to 2008. Late harvest & fresh, well lignified stams and seeds, beautiful ripe tannins #SommChat

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): @paoloscavino What are you excited about in 2014? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @OWOCWines Actually we are continuing a project on soil studies in our vineyards with geologists and University of Tourin #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @OWOCWines great to see you on this fine day at #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – hope everyone enjoyed their New Year! Taste anything special? – #SommChat

@mmWine ( (Matthew S Horbund): @paoloscavino so is the vineyard organic or biodynamic ? Do you currently use other methods to control weeds? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @mmWine a mix of all conventional and organic and we try to follow some Biodynamic practices #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @paoloscavino Piedmont wines are among my favs, but can be expensive & require aging. Which are most accessible now? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @enjoielife Dolcetto Langhe Nebbiolo and Barbera definitely, Roero as well #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove had a 2001 @paoloscavino #Barolo in honor of our guest and it was lovely:) #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): Happy New Year @paoloscavino @KeeperColl & all #SommChat tweeps! Tuning in from at least 9 inches of #POW in snowy #Colorado!

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @paoloscavino Can we expect anything new from winery in the new year? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @SandyWasserman N the future a new Barolo cru from Serralunga. In 2014 w’l release a special edition Barolo #BricDelFiasc ris. 08 #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Happy New Year! @AdamPlotkin! Nice to see you at #SommChat @paoloscavino @KeeperColl @KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): ?@AdamPlotkin know that started your year off right:) #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @PaoloScavino Elisa, how has your family traditions influenced the quality of UR #wines? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl #Terroir absolutely as important as #Purity of fruit #Elegance which comes from #Harmony and #Complexity #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl Absolutely! Were supposed to get only 2-5 before lifts closed yesterday. All fell overnight, and still DUMPING! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @AdamPlotkin can’t wait to hear your #piedmont questions #SommChat

@mmWine ( (Matthew S Horbund): #SommChat @paoloscavino are the vyards continuous blocks or separated in certain ways? Are any vyards focused on diffrnt growing practices

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @mmWine no continuous blocks and same method in all the vineyards #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): Good Morning. @paoloscavino @KeeperColl Happy New Year #wine #SommChat

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): @paoloscavino Your soil studies research is exciting. Glad to hear you dive into the terroir. Great learning given your history. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Piedmont wines that are accessible now: @paoloscavino .@enjoielife Dolcetto Langhe Nebbiolo and Barbera definitely, Roero as well #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @enobytes so glad you can join in on #SommChat and Happy NY to you too

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @TperezWine and to you too! #SommChat

@NebbioLover (NebbioLover): @paoloscavino which are your favorite producers in the langhe region? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @NebbioLover Hello NebbioLover! HNY! More then one but some are Bruno Giacosa, Giuseppe Rinaldi, Vietti …. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @paoloscavino Any particular vintages you recommend now? @keepercol #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @enjoielife Dolcetto recent vintage like 11 12 Barbera 08 09 10 11 12 and Nebbiolo 05 07 09 11 #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl Oops! Forgot… #SommChat not #skcihat! OK, I am on it!

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): @paoloscavino tell us about your Bianco, what a #wine #viognier in #Piemonte ?? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @TperezWine in Barolo area there are not really white indig grapes. we made in ’98 the Sorriso for our fam with 3 grapes we love #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @TperezWine Chardonnay Sauvignon and Viognier blended after fermentation #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): Quietly sneaking into #SommChat. May or may not have been participating too much in #champagnechat last night #Happy2014 !!

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): Do you have any standout vintages your wines, particularly those that exceeded your expectations? Off vintages that overperformed? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @AdamPlotkin great vintage 1989 1990 2001 for the older vintages. 1993 was a beautiful surprise to me #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @EllaDogSays thanks for letting us know you are here and Happy New Year #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @OWOCWines thanks for sharing your #FutureSips on #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black) : @TperezWine @paoloscavino @KeeperColl Interesting! #Viognier from Piedmont. #wine #SommChat

@DeniseClarkeTX (Denise Clarke): RT @paoloscavino: .@enjoielife Dolcetto Langhe Nebbiolo and Barbera definitely, Roero as well #SommChat

@Vino101net (Vino101): Buon Anno @KeeperColl @paoloscavino #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @DeniseClarkeTX great to see you on #SommChat HAppy new year!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @PaoloScavino Elisa, Tell us about the Scavino #winemaking process. #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino ): A. @KeeperColl Different btw #Dolcetto #Barbera #Nebbiolo. Essentially same 4 all Nebbiolo cru to let sites express diversities #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl Destemming Crushing Vinification in steel, T° control, min. intervention, delicate extraction, natural fermentation #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl Aging 4 #Dolcetto #Barbera mostly N steel. 4 #Barolo 2yr small+large casks 92% used oak+almost 1yr btw steel&bottle #SommChat

@enobytes (enobytes wine online): @KeeperColl good question! #SommChat

@mmWine ( (Matthew S Horbund): #SommChat @paoloscavino some old world winemakers are making their wines more approachable younger. Has there been a styl change for you?

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @mmWine we pursue the highest quality in our vineyards to express and enhance the #terroir #elegance #purity of fruit N our wines #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Thanks! @paoloscavino Dolcetto recent vintage like 11 12 Barbera 08 09 10 11 12 and Nebbiolo 05 07 09 11 #SommChat

@NebbioLover (NebbioLover): @paoloscavino HNY Elisa, if money & availability weren’t an issue, which barolo producing vineyard would you like to own? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @NebbioLover I am in love with Falletto vineyard in Serralunga and Vigna Rionda #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @paoloscavino Thx, Elisa! Had 01 Bric del Fiasc last week. Drinking beautifully right now. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): one of our NYE #wines RT @AdamPlotkin: .@paoloscavino Thx, Elisa! Had 01 Bric del Fiasc last week. Drinking beautifully right now. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @PaoloScavino Elisa, what are main diffs in working w/the 3 grape varieties: #Dolcetto, #Barbera & #Nebbiolo? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl in Vineyards different timing but same work. More restrictive control of yield on #Nebbiolo #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl in Cellar #Dolcetto & #Barbera need more racking. We check mostly the cleaness in the aromatics #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): A. @KeeperColl in Cellar #Barolo we follow & taste each plot of cru to C the evolution & make a final selection of our best plots #SommChat

@enobytes (enobytes): @paoloscavino @AdamPlotkin do you know if any of these vintages are available for sale in the U.S.? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @enobytes I’m not sure but please feell free to C with @Banville_Jones what vintage is available… #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black) :@paoloscavino I’ve been saving a few of your ’96 and ’97 Barolos. Which year would you drink first and with what food? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @enjoielife I would start with 97 & I think u can pair very nicely with read meat, beef, steak, goat, lamb simply cooked #SommChat

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman, CS): Q @paoloscavino When not drinking your wine what do you like to drink? #SommChat #WW

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @SandyWasserman I like to experience wines & region I don’t know.Recent one #GrunerVeltliner from Wagram Bernhard Ott GR8 #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @SandyWasserman exciting Lisbon&Douro whites,

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @enjoielife great question #SommChat

@enobytes (enobytes): @paoloscavino @Banville_Jones thank you, will do!! #SommChat

@enobytes (enobytes):@mmWine @paoloscavino great. There is a @TotalWine near me #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @paoloscavino Sounds good to offset acidity of the wine. Do you think Piedmont wines pair well with non-meat dishes, if so which? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @enjoielife yes absolutely! I thinks also fish w/older #Barolo like cod, lobster are beautiful #SommChat

@DeniseClarkeTX (Denise Clarke): @paoloscavino how many other female winemakers are there in Piedmont? #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino) : @DeniseClarkeTX Several! Marta & Carlotta Rinaldi Silvia Altare Maria Teresa Mascarello Eleonora Barale ….. #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @paoloscavino u make my fav modern style #Piemonte wines! Do u feel the modern wines age diff compared 2 traditional? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @kathymorganMS W brought some innovation but I believe our wine do not reflect a style but they show terroir… #SommChat

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @kathymorganMS I think Barolo benefits a lot from aging.. Thank you for your compliment! #SommChat

@sassodoro (Sassodoro): Interesting pairing RT @paoloscavino: @enjoielife yes absolutely! I think also fish w/older #Barolo like cod, lobster r beautiful #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @paoloscavino @DeniseClarkeTX great question. I love all these wines and the winemakers that produce them! #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @paoloscavino @enjoielife I’ve paired negro amaro with fish – but not Barolo. Hmmm #SommChat

@therealbenhardy (Ben Hardy): @enjoielife @paoloscavino I’ve also enjoyed older barbaresco w some seafood dishes – black cod w red wine jus, mushroom & sunchoke #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @Sassodoro @paoloscavino @enjoielife I can totally see it. Softer tannin, super aromatic… #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @paoloscavino must be why they’re my favorites! #SommChat

@enobytes (enobytes): @enjoielife @paoloscavino I always go to Piedmont when pairing food with vegetarian dishes because of their versatility #SommChat

@sandywasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Ciao for now & Happy New Year #SommChat #WW

@paoloscavino (Elisa Scavino): @KeeperColl Thank you to All for this beautiful chat and opportunity. I wish you a wonderful 2014! #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): I am limited #piedmont #wine but remember clear full tastes @KeeperColl @paoloscavino incl #muscatel #SommChat am currently #mumbai=ltd++

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @paoloscavino @KeeperColl thank you! Happy NY! #SommChat

@sassodoro (Sassodoro): @paoloscavino @KeeperColl Thanks for a great #SommChat! Happy New Year!

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS ): Great #SommChat today! Thank you and Happy New Year to @KeeperColl and #Piedmont #winemaker Elisa Scavino @paoloscavino

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