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A Mondavi’s Italian Dream
Carlo Mondavi and wife Giovanna launch a boutique winery in their Piemontese “heaven”
It’s been nearly 20 years since the late Robert Mondavi and his family were forced to sell their pioneering California wine company. And with that sale the Mondavis’ dream of making great wines on European soil also vanished.
Now Robert’s grandson Carlo is realizing that dream with a small project called Sorì della Sorba in the Piedmont.
He and his Piemontese wife, Giovanna Bagnasco, (who runs the Barolo producer Brandini with her sister) farm “beyond-organically” to make about 20,000 bottles of a pair of wines from Nebbiolo and Dolcetto.
In June I was the first journalist to visit the couple at Sorì, which Carlo calls their “Slice of Heaven.”
Read about the couple’s ambitions and project in the latest Robert Camuto Meets… at winespectator.com