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Aging Italian White Wines in Barriques

Nov 2002 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Oak matured whites began to make their first appearances in Italy around the beginning of the 1980s, as producers searched for new directions in a period of profound change in the field of winemaking. However, as one of Italy's greatest white winemakers Leonildo Pieropan, ('the King of Soave') rightly points out, "in some parts of the country white wine was always aged in wood. Barrels were the standard containers in all cellars and even the farmer who made wine for his own family consumption ke...
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