NEBBIOLO

    Gaja Langhe Sori Tildin DOC 2006

    Purchased in 1967 and first made into a single wine in 1970, Sori Tildin is considered not only one of the great vineyards of Piedmont, but of the w...

    11 readers - By The Wine Front

    Benevelli Piero Barolo Ravera 2009

    Quite different to the 2010, though the family re...

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      More Fine 2010 Barolo Visits: Paolo Scavino

      …It was very hard to find a bad wine, even a mediocre one, among the 2010 new releases that I tasted in Alba back in May, so that made my afternoon visits to individual producers (the blind-tasting sessions ran all morning) very pleasurable indeed. One that I particularly enjoyed was to the Paolo Scavino estate…

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      A wine made when Nixon was President reminds us just how sexy 'old' can be

      … Nixon was president, the Beatles broke up and the computer floppy disk was introduced, all of them relegated to history long ago. In Barolo, on the other hand, Giacomo Borgogno would make a wine that would remain vibrant for decades to come, the 1970 Barolo Riserva “Antichi Vigneti Propri.’ The nebbiolo grape attains its greatest expression in Barolo…

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      Gaja Langhe Sori San Lorenzo DOC 2006

      …San Lorenzo is positioned in the famed Secondine cru and is composed of 95% nebbiolo and 5% barbera. The site is just shy of the village of Barbaresco. The vineyard was purchased in 1964 and is arguably the most famous site for Gaja. The wine takes on a Langhe DOC name, as, allegedly, the intent [...]…

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      Gaja Langhe Sori Tildin DOC 2006

      …Purchased in 1967 and first made into a single wine in 1970, Sori Tildin is considered not only one of the great vineyards of Piedmont, but of the world, for some. 12 months in barriques and 12 months in larger format oak. There’s a volume here that defines the Sori Tildin vineyard wines of Gaja…

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      Gaja Langhe Costa Russi DOC 2006

      …In 1859, it would be hardly worth thinking what Giovanni Gaja might have wished for his great grandson and family, but the lofty heights climbed would surely have been never imagined. Up there with Krug, First Growth Bordeaux and Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Gaja sits squarely at the apex with these peers, for reputation…

      4 readers - By The Wine Front

      Aldo Conterno Bussia Romirasco Barolo DOCG 2009

      …Romirasco didn’t sideswipe the warmer 2009 vintage, but the vines, dating back to the late 1930s and on average 60-odd-years old, seemed to have remained pretty steady, according to proprietor Franco Conterno…

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      Aldo Conterno Bussia Colonnello Barolo DOCG 2009

      …There was some heat about in the 2009 vintage, with concerns from many that ripeness would go overboard, but some temperate days and a longer ripening period than suspected, conspired to keep things more in check…

      2 readers - By The Wine Front

      Aldo Conterno Bussia Colonnello Barolo DOCG 2005

      …Bussia is the sub-area in Monforte d’Alba, pretty much smack bang in the middle of Barolo and it’s from here where Aldo Conterno has their land. Colonnello is the ‘last soil’ of Monforte d’Alba, and more rich in sand, though a blend of sand and clay. Proprietor Franco Conterno says for ageing, the soil type…

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      Aldo Conterno Bussia Colonnello Barolo DOCG 2006

      …An unusual vintage in vagaries of weather that went from hotness to wetness, to less wet and less hot. Over-cropping and some drought in the mix. Crazzzy. Then some decent results surprised many winemakers…

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      Aldo Conterno Bussia Colonnello Barolo DOCG 2008

      …From the famed Barolo family estate located in the Bussia parish of Monforte d’Alba village. The farm roams some of Langhe’s best plots of vineyard and curates around 25 hectares of vines for the exacting, and lauded range. Fruit is hand-harvested and sent to horizontal fermenters for fermentation, then transferred to Slovenian oak casks…

      2 readers - By The Wine Front

      Sperino Uvaggio Coste della Sensia DOC 2011

      …From a 7.7 hectare vineyard, revived to not only revitalise the vineyards, grapes and wines of the estate, but the reputation and history of a great winemaking family legacy. Paolo De Marchi is the proprietor who took the reigns after the estate changed hands, and has pushed forth since. From Lessona in the north of Piedmont…

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