Iandolo

Francesco Iandolo
Dertona and Nizza, Piemonte

Francesco was brought up in Avelino (Campania) and moved to study in Milan, after which he endured the banking industry for just long enough to finance his dream: to make his wine.  He chose Piemonte because it is magnificent, and, because Francesco is not a gazzilionaire he bought two small Barbera vineyards within the Nizza DOCG and rented an old Timorasso vineyard in the Colli Tortonese. 

His philosophy is simple, 2 great wines: a Barbera and a Timorasso.  Both true to their birthplace, as light on the environment as possible, with the intention of capturing the nuance that brought each wine to life.  There is something quite Burgundian in this approach.

Francesco has no winery; he rents some space in a nearby cellar whose production he highly respects.  There is a clarity to his outlook that shines through his wines.  His are thoughtful wines made in the best way possible, I suspect this is a superstar in the making.