Based in the sandy hills of Roero, north-west of Alba, Marco Porello and his family have been quietly producing outstanding wines made from the area’s native grape varieties. The Roero region is a veritable kitchen garden famed not only for grape production but also for honey, peaches, pears, asparagus, mushrooms and truffles. The Birbet is a fantastic sweet fizzy red made from bunched Brachetto grapes. It has flavours of fresh raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants. The low alcohol and good acidity makes it a gret partner for some desserts and fruit puddings. It is a real Piedmontese speciality!