Icardi, Piedmont, Italy

Producer Information

  • Wine region:  Piedmont

Producer Description

This sizeable 65-ha estate to the east of Barbaresco is run by Claudio and Ornella Icardi and makes an extraordinary plethora of pleasurable wines, most in small quantities. The wines often combine remarkable drinkability and good varietal character with a succulent fruit richness, though occasionally at the cost of character. Yet quality is high and the wines’ opulence and vinosity could be suited to palates that find most Piemonte wines too demanding. Barolo Parej shows increasing depth and structure. A new Barbaresco Montubert (from 2000) is a fine fruit-rich expression of Nebbiolo as is Langhe Pafoj. Bricco del Sole combines Barbera, Nebbiolo and Cabernet. Langhe Nej is 100% Pinot Nero, while the stylish white Pafoj is partially barriqued Chardonnay/Sauvignon. Moscato and Brachetto are light and moderately sweet – fresh and splendidly scented if drunk young. Grignolino (Bric du Su) and Cortese (Balera) are also produced. Information supplied by Wine Behind the Label

Contact details

Write to Via Balbi, 30 12053 Castiglione Tinella (Cuneo) Italy
Telephone 014 185 5159
Fax 0141 855416