Alma Wines, big can be beautiful!!

Last week, I spent some time tasting the wines of Alma. Italy’s first négociant-éleveur, they produce over 50,000,000 bottles across a range of over 60 products. From Piedmont to Sicily, the company states that their portfolio represents the authenticity of the wine regions. Before tasting their wines, I was skeptical about this statement but the wines quality proved to me that you can be big but still have a clear regional identity.

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