Experience an exclusive tour and tasting at amazing, boutique wine estate Punset.
You will be greeted upon your arrival and enjoy a full tour of the estate, from vineyards - 100% organic and biodynamic - to wine production and wine ageing. You will be on your own with your host and can decide the pace of the tour, focusing on aspects and details you are more interested in.
After the tour, you will enjoy an awesome tasting, with highly rated wines, which scored 95/100 by Wine Enthusiast, 95/100 by Wine Spectator, 95/100 by Wine Advocate. You can choose between:
- tasting of 3 wines, including 1 Barbaresco
- tasting of 3 single vineyard-cru wines
- tasting of 3 single vineyard-cru wines + local products
The word Punset is a Piemontese term for a hilltop that pokes up through the winter mists; local history says that the Counts of Neive gave this nickname to the roundish peak they admired from their castle, where the winery and vineyards are located today. It aptly describes Marina Marcarino's winery, perched atop a steep hill across the valley from Neive, one of the three towns in the Barbaresco Appellation. She grew up watching her grandfather make the wines, as a hobby -- he was a builder -- and might have followed a completely different path had he and the cousin slated to take over the family business not both died suddenly in 1982: She didn't particularly like construction, but was next in line, so she decided to take over the winery instead and make a go of it. A daring leap for an 18-year old, but Marina is nothing if not determined, and Punset's reputation has grown steadily over the years.
This connection to the land was further strengthened through university studies in 1982 which exposed her to organic farming, and shaped her philosophy to one of valuing authenticity and mutual respect for the land. Punset is the first winery in the area that has totally converted to organic methods, starting in 1987. Marina's determination and dedication despite early setbacks, has seen the business flourish and produce the wonderful wines you will enjoy during your tour and tasting.