Tenuta La Pergola has been around in Cisterna d’Asti since 1903, and makes wines from across the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato regions of Piemonte. They specialise in ultra-rare local grape varieties like Bonarda, Croatina, Freisa and Grignolino.
All of which taste flipping brilliant in their own, very unique kind of ways. Tenuta La Pergola has 40 hectares of low-yielding vineyards and makes a pretty big range of local wines, from Barolo to Brachetto (yes, trying them all out at the winery was a tough old task but someone had to do it). We were like kids in a sweet shop with all the quirky varieties and wine styles, so settling on this line-up wasn't easy. Yet we think you'd struggle to find a many more diverse sets from a single producer anywhere else (Piemonte is great for that kind of thing).