Meet the winemaker – Parusso from Piedmont
The Petersham in collaboration with Petersham Cellar is delighted to host the next wine dinner of the series showcasing a selection of wines from the Parusso wine estate.
Petersham Cellar has been working with the Parusso wine estate, located in Piedmont, North West Italy, for the last three years and is delighted to present a range of their top wines, including some of the most sought-after Barolos. Taste 6 exclusive wines during the evenings, paired with a seasonal menu curated by The Petersham Head Chef Marco Sanna.
The history of the Parusso family has evolved over 120 years, from a family of farmers to a family of vintners. Parusso wines continue to garner international acclaim while remaining true to tradition, family values, and ultimately respect for the land that has been in their family for over 100 years.
The Parusso family story is one of dedication, passion, and a constant desire to improve, but also to rediscover the knowledge, traditions, and the ancient vineyard arts of their ancestors. In 1901, Gaspare Parusso purchased the Mariondino plot, the first vineyard bought by the Parusso family. A few years later in 1925, the family acquired the “Rovella” farmhouse where their cellar now rises up above the Rocche vineyard. In 1971, Gaspare’s son Armando began to make from his own grapes under the Parusso family label and when his son Marco finished enological school in Alba in 1986, he joined Armando at Parusso and they continued to make wine together. Three years later, in 1989, Armando bought the Munie vineyard in the Bussia hamlet.