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Melbourne BAROLO vs BARBARESCO MASTERCLASS with David Ridge – Thursday 16th June



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  • On tasting: 9 superb wines with expert David Ridge
  • WHEN: Thursday, 16th June 2022 at 7:30pm
  • WHERE: The Bar @ Le Pont Wine Store, South Melbourne
  • WHY: A great opportunity to taste and learn about both Barolo and Barbaresco, presented by an expert with an in-depth understanding of the region.
  • COST: $139 per ticket (inc. charcuterie and cheese)

Join one of Australia’s foremost experts on Italian wine, David Ridge from David Ridge Wines, as we put Barolo and Barbaresco head-to-head, to learn and discover why these two giants of the Italian wine scene should be seriously considered in equal esteem.

David’s expertise has helped shape Australia’s perception of the quality of Italian wine in general. He brings a deep well of knowledge, insights and anecdotes and is one of the wine trade’s great communicators, especially when it comes to the wines of Piedmonte.

This will also be a great opportunity to secure some of the region’s best value, most age-worthy but still under-the radar Barolo for your cellar.


The wines of Giovanni Sordo seem to astonish everyone who tries them. Nestled in the corner of Castiglione Falletto, this is a producer that wants their wines to speak of where they come from. Truly graceful, they have purity, refinement & loud terroir expression.

Barale produces a superb catalogue of authentic Barolo and cru Barbaresco wines. One of David’s most exciting discoveries in his many years travelling to Piedmont, these are firmly traditional wines, unforced in style and now being made to their full potential.

The history of La Spinona dates back to 1920, but these undiscovered gems have only recently become available in this country. La Spinona follow a sustainable approach to viticulture with 24 hectares of vineyards, primarily in the commune of Barbaresco.

The wines of the Marchesi di Gresy are some of the most beautiful you will experience. The di Gresy family have been in Barbaresco for centuries and these are wines of incredible colour, perfumes, intensity and elegance.


Bracket 1 – The Differences
2016 Sordo Barbaresco
2017 Boasso Barolo Comune di Serralunga
2017 Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga

Bracket 2 – Barbaresco & Barolo in The Same Hands
2017 La Spinona Barbaresco Secondine
2015 La Spinona Barolo Bergera
2018 Barale Barbaresco Serraboella
2017 Barale Barolo Castellero

Bracket 3 – The Big Guns Head to Head
2016 Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga Gaiun
2016 Giovanni Sordo Barolo Villero

We’ll also have a selection of cheese & charcuterie from our great mates La Central and Cheese Culture.

We hope you can join us – but be quick to avoid disappointment!