The Land of Picotendro, Part I
“Madame, forget my name, forget my face. Only remember the place, Donnas. Only remember the grape, picotendro!” Thus ordered Rolando Nicco of Selve. But, can you really talk about Barolo’s story and not talk about Bartolo Mascarello or Lorenzo Accomasso? Can you talk about Lombardia and not talk about Lino Maga? And so, when talking about his smallest and most forgotten of Italy’s DOPs, Rolando Nicco, along with the region and the grape cannot be written out of history.