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A Designer Vineyard in Italy

Alberto Alessi plans to make world-class Chardonnay
Jennifer Fiedler
Issue: November 30, 2010

As the third generation to lead his family's eponymous design firm, Alberto Alessi has helped to shape the look of many an American kitchen and dining room. Some of the company's iconic products include the Michael Graves bird-whistle tea kettle and the Aldo Rossi coffeemaker. The 65-year-old Alessi is also an avid wine drinker, and now, having planted a biodynamic vineyard in his hometown in northern Italy five years ago, a vintner as well. In an interview with Wine Spectator associate editor Jennifer Fiedler, Alessi divulged his current favorite wines from Burgundy and discussed his not-so-modest plans to make the best Italian white wine ever.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 9, 2010.

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