Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Giovanna Rizzolio

2/25 Piedmont Winemaker Giovanna Rizzolio, Cascina Delle Rose

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KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @ccollinsms Today’s #SommChat features #Piedmont #Winemaker Giovanna Rizzolio of Cascina Delle Rose Hope to see you there! 11 am -12 N CST

Craig Collins, MS ‏@ccollinsms @KeeperColl love the wines of Cascina Delle Rose. Elegant, beautiful expression. In meetings but will read later. #SommChat @IanRootstock

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl we do too! RT @ccollinsms: @KeeperColl love the #wines of Casina Delle Rose. Elegant, beautiful expression. #SommChat @IanRootstock

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Hope everyone’s ready 2 talk #Wine w/ #Piedmont #winemaker Giovanna Rizzolio fr Cascina delle Rose on #SommChat today at 11 AM CST, 12 N ET

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @MattMcGinnis @Winochic @wendycrispell @alawine @i_on_food_drink @WineauxDLynnP #SommChat #WW! @cascina_d_rose @cascinadelleros

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Can’t wait to see you @ #SommChat 11 AM CST! @lisasharahall @m_arcon @lvwineapp @sonofasomm @gnlcdtrnt @p_staatz @palatexposure #WW

Palate Exposure ‏@PalateXposure @KeeperColl @lisasharahall @m_arcon @lvwineapp @SonOfASomm @gnlcdtrnt @p_staatz can't wait - what's today's topic?

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @PalateXposure #Wine w/ #Piedmont #winemaker Giovanna Rizzolio fr Cascina delle Rose #SommChat

Palate Exposure ‏@PalateXposure @KeeperColl exciting stuff!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @PalateXposure thanks we agree and so glad you can join in on #SommChat today - look fwd to your questions

Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink @KeeperColl @MattMcGinnis @Winochic @wendycrispell @alawine @Sassodoro @WineauxDLynnP happy #WineWednesday #SommChat to all!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome to #SommChat everyone! So happy you could join us today! Tell your friends to join us too to learn more about #wine!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Today we are with #Piedmont #Winemaker Giovanna Rizzolio of Cascina Delle Rose in #Italy and she's ready to answer our Qs! #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl You ask Giovanna Rizzolio your Qs too! But first, read the instructions in our next few tweets so you'll know what to do #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Giovanna isn’t very active on Twitter, so we’re assisting. She will answer through @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl ALL OF GIOVANNA’S TWEETS WILL COME FROM @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl So, if u have Qs, direct them to @KeeperColl & we'll ask Giovanna. We'll also tweet her answers-those will start w/ "Giovanna:" #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Also, please note that all of her answers will be in English – no need to brush off your Italian dictionary. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it! Let’s start chatting!

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - It is Wednesday and it's still COLD and still time for #SommChat !

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl #SommChat peeps; Giovanna says" I am so glad 2 b here and answer q's abt our #wines and the Langhe #Piedmont

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl Ready for #SommChat!

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @KeeperColl Good morning Giovanna, Who are your wine making mentors and have you made wine outside of Piedmont? Thanks #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @SandyWasserman Giovanna: have not made #wine outside of #piedmont-Passion 4 wine came fr my parents & grandparents who made wine #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl hello and thank you for your time! What do you do and for how long? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine Giovanna: have been making #wine N #Piedmont since early 70s when moved fr #Fashion Industry as Stylist w/ Fabrics #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl awesome style change what varietals are you working with besides nebbiolo? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine YES, #Dolcetto and #barbera #SommChat

Wine & Food Fndn TX ‏@WineFoodTX Q. @KeeperColl Giovanna, how do your Barbarescos differ from your Langhe Nebbiolo in style? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @WineFoodTX Langhe made only in steel - very pure style #nebbiolo #SommChat #barbarescos in botti for aging , then stay in bottle for aging

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Giovanna: we make our #Langhe #Piedmont #wines to go with food and for enjoyment - this is most impt #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @WineFoodTX botti we use are slovenian oak casks #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. Giovanna: Is there food that pairs better with #Barolo than with #Barbaresco? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl Giovanni: #barolo & #barbaresco are very similar in food pairings #SommChat it also depends on age of #wine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl #barbaresco pairs well with #ossobuco and #barolo with #brasato #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @KeeperColl Giovanna any interest in making wine outside of #Piedmont ? If so, what and where? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @SandyWasserman Giovanna; I am fascinated with other Wine areas but i devote my time to my #Piedmont #wine - they are my love #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Q. Giovanni @KeeperColl can you describe the differences between your Barbarescos? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Path2Wine Giovanni: Main diff bw our #barbarescos is the soil characterstics - Tre Stelle has Blue marl #SommChat more to come

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Path2Wine Blue Marl in Tre Stelle is impt for fine elegance and floral allows for earlier drinking #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Path2Wine Giovanna; Rio Sordo is also very elegant from Blue Marl but has more depth here 3 MM below-more fruit less flower #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Was 2014 a good year for ur #Piedomont #wine? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl Giovanna: #barbaresco spring was gr8, summer had > rain than we wanted but no hail but Aug was very gr8 so ended well #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl i live where truffles grow is there a special pairing with truffles? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine Tre Stelle #Barbaresco - you can smell #truffle perfume in the #Soil #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl how are your nebbiolo holding up in the cellar? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine Tre Stelle - 15-20 years and Rio Sordo 15- 25 years depending on the vintage #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine Personally I like to drink them on the younger side rather than the older age - want to taste the elegance #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @KeeperColl joining late what is the estate Giovanna is from in Barolo? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @noblewines Cascina delle Rose #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @KeeperColl Giovanna, If you were a wine what kind of wine would you be & why? #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Some lovely #burgundy tasted in a crowded #AVocenyc @DomaineParent #WineWednesday #SommChat @peterwasserman

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro #SommChat Website for @cascina_d_rose @cascinadelleros in Barbaresco:

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @Sassodoro thank you! #SommChat

Michael Horne ‏@dalluva Nice little producer RT @Sassodoro: #SommChat Website for @cascina_d_rose @cascinadelleros in Barbaresco:

Matt McGinnis ‏@MattMcGinnis Q. @KeeperColl Giovanna are your wines available in Texas? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@MattMcGinnis Yes my #wines are for sure through @IanRootstock - rep will be in #Austin Tomorrow - we will tell more here soon #SommChat

Matt McGinnis ‏@MattMcGinnis Great to hear! I'll be on the lookout for your wine @KeeperColl @IanRootstock #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Or in DC market :) "@MattMcGinnis: Q. @KeeperColl Giovanna are your wines available in Texas? #SommChat"

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @winecompass Not yet - but will continue to work on this - please ask your #wine shops about us:) #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Q. Giovanni @KeeperColl what are you doing differently now compared to previous generations? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Path2Wine Grandparents only made wine 4 family & friends - not selling at all - Small wine cellar under the house #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Path2Wine Grandparents passed to me and I began commercial production #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @cascinadelleros @KeeperColl which clones of nebbiolo do you prefer? Always enjoyed Barolo & Barbaresco w/some Rose clone #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @noblewines In #Barbaresco we work 100% with Lampia clone as it is best for the soil #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Will @cascinadelleros be in NYC next week for their distributor tasting? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @noblewines Riccardo will be there for me and will look out for you - will be there on the 3rd #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl do you have a restaurant on premis #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine Giovanna - not a resto on premises, but have a B&B for accomodations but not resto #SommChat

Laura Richards ‏@RichardsLJ Sorry to be late for #SommChat, but I am swamped at work. Catching up on the timeline now! Happy #WineWednesday everyone!

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @dalluva Conversation with winemaker Giovanna Rizzolio happening right now on #SommChat! @cascina_d_rose @cascinadelleros

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. What are some of your recent favorite #vintages in #Barbaresco ? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl Giovanna: like a lot for 11 will be a really gr8 yr, 12 - quite sim to 11 with good finesse & elegance luv 08 as well #SommChat

Laura Richards ‏@RichardsLJ I went to the @cascinadelleros website & now I am super excited that I am mailing my passport application in tomorrow. Must go. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @cascinadelleros was close to your farm 1 yr ago, drove from Monforte to Nizza Asti, could have made slight detour. #SommChat @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @noblewines: @KeeperColl @cascinadelleros I look forward to tasting your #barbaresco & Barbera #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Q. Giovanna @KeeperColl which of your varietals are planted at lowest elevation and highest? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Path2Wine Giovanna: 250-320 all are on this same level #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl can you tell us about your #Barbera Elena #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl Giovanna:#barbara ultimate same soil as Tre Stelle Blue Marl - very elegant good body very complex w/good tannins #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl This #barbera can age very well - is aged in barrel for 20 months #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl Giovanna: we are only making a total of 20,000 bottles per year - small production #SommChat #Dolcetto is also very impt #wine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl Giovanna: #Dolcetto was most impt in past and today - easy wine to drink, easy tannins and good to pair with food #SommChat

Laura Richards ‏@RichardsLJ @KeeperColl I love dolcetto! This has been a great #SommChat. Grazie, Giovanna!

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl retail price range on barbera and barbaresco? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine barbera D'alba in mid 20s, #barbera elena - low 30s & Rio Sordo mid 50s Tre Stelle mid 60s #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @AndyOnFarmWine: @KeeperColl retail price range on barbera and barbaresco? #SommChat #barbaresco ~60, barbera ~20-30 range

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. What are some key differences in the #wine making process of #Barbera d’Alba and #Barbaresco? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl Process is same but grapes are the difference - not in the cellar, diff is in the #Vineyards #SommChat we respect the Natural

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl much work is by hand - #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Thanks to everyone 4 joining us 4 an international edition of #SommChat! I hope u learned something abt #wine & Giovanna Rizzolio

Michael Horne ‏@dalluva @Sassodoro @cascina_d_rose @cascinadelleros ciao Giovanna, will you be at the Grande Langhe in 3 weeks?

cascinadellerose ‏@cascinadelleros @dalluva @Sassodoro @cascina_d_rose yes!

Michael Horne ‏@dalluva @cascinadelleros @Sassodoro @cascina_d_rose It would be great to meet up at Grande Langhe! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl I hope everyone will join me in thanking Giovanna Rizzolio 4 an awesome job sharing her #piedmont #wine knowledge! #WineWednesday #SommChat

Alfonso Cevola ‏@italianwineguy thanks @KeeperColl @cascina_d_rose for another great #SommChat!

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Thank you Giovanni @KeeperColl for answering questions. I look forward to trying Cascina delle Rose wines. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl thank you for your time Giovanna hope to see you soon! #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl Thanks for a great #SommChat! Happy #WW!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl Giovanna: Thx to all of U who took part of #SommChat discussion - we welcome you to visit us and to try our #Wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Join us nxt Wed 3/04 11 AM CST 4 another #SommChat & more #wine secrets from Vangelis #Gerovassiliou of Ktima #Gerovassiliou!

Garret Nagle ‏@garretwnagle @KeeperColl I think my favorite #SOMM is Whisper from Live and Let Die... #SommChat #Wine #Illneverheretheendofthis

Roero ‏@WinesofRoero Happy to see a fellow #Piemontese on #SommChat today We <3 #Nebbiolo

Beth ‏@travelwinechick #WineWednesday #SommChat @KeeperColl @jordanwinery @duckhornwine @meritageresort @LoireValleyWine @lennthompson

Andrés Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Sorry I missed it @KeeperColl ... I'm still a big fan and a huge lover of vino... Will be back in the fold soon! #WineWednesday #SommChat