Nebbiolo

    Texture, sidekick and Budda : Bocchino Nebbiolo

    …Eugenio Bocchino, La Perucca Nebbiolo d’Alba, 2001 Region: Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC, Piedmonte, Italy Grape: Nebbiolo Price: 30$ All life is suffering. I didn’t say that, the Buddha said that. This being said, I think he failed to account for wine. … Continue reading →…

    2 readers - By Wine Ramblings

    Fifty Wines That Shaped My Palate, 1984-2014

    …I started this post as a way of commemorating my 30th anniversary in wine-writing, reached, as My Regular Readers know — bless your little pointy heads and may your tribes increase — early in July. Initially, the concept was “Fifty Great Wines,” but I decided that choosing 50 “great” wines from 30 years of tasting would be an impossible…

    By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Olek Bondonio Barbaresco 2010

    … An astonishingly tight cork. Not a euphemism. I’ve enjoyed several Olek Bondonio wines over the past few months, and have found them unified by a sense of simplicity and deliciousness that transcends their, at times, rustic demeanour. When one starts to get up towards $100, though, it’s interesting to contemplate how far this aesthetic extends…

    7 readers - By Full Pour

    Sobrero Langhe Nebbiolo 2011

    … Inexpensive Nebbiolo can be a difficult thing to locate, so it’s appealing to come across an affordable example such as this humble Langhe from Sobrero. Good Barolos and Barbarescos are so satisfying and complete, I fear a little tasting this wine and being comprehensively dissatisfied. While this lacks some stuffing, there’s plenty of interest…

    7 readers - By Full Pour

    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…

    1 readers - By Tom's Wine Line

    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…

    1 readers - By Vint-ed

    Paso Robles Wine: History, and Innovation Sponsored by #PasoRoblesWine & #TravelPaso

    … out into the lavender field and savor it in the sunshine. Yes, to get to the Niner Winer Estates production room, we had to walk past rosemary hedges and a lavender field. (I now dream about rosemary hedges and lavender fields) Where else but Paso Robles could I taste Giornata Wines' Luna Matta Vinyard Nebbiolo`11 a complex native fermentation wine…

    2 readers - By Anna Uncorked

    Tess and Barb – Episode #306

    … In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews wine he purchased via Underground Cellar. Underground Cellar is an online wine service that offers deals with a time limit. The deal is one price that is equivalent to the least expensive wine in the deal with the chance of scoring an upgrade to a higher priced wine. Wines reviewed are the Non…

    3 readers - By Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

    10 Best Nebbiolo Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Nebbiolo

    …Nebbiolo is a red wine grape from the Northern Italian region of Piedmont. Nebbiolo makes the classic wines of Italy, Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as Gattinara, Ghemme and Nebbiolo D’Alba. You’ll find my Top 10 Nebbiolo reviews and ratings here. 5 Surprising Facts about Nebbiolo: 1. Compared to other Italian grapes, Nebbiolo buds early…

    6 readers - By Natalie MacLean

    Piemonte Part 1 – first taste of Monferrato

    … appreciated Barbera. Many others are used though, including Gavi’s Cortese, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Freisa and Grignolino and I will write more about those another day. Looking towards the Alps from Marenco’s vineyards in Strevi. Marenco There were many highlights on this trip and I will write about some of them soon, but one of my favourite winery visits…

    3 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    Thirsty Thursday: Gaja, Dagromis, Barolo DOCG Italy 2007

    … of Gaja’s divine robe with: Dagromis, Barolo DOCG Italy 2007: a mere $70. Gaja bought the Gromis (hence “Dagromis”) family’s ancient vineyards in 1995: one in Serralunga and the other in La Morra. Both vineyards neighbor Gaja’s oldest holdings. They only grow Nebbiolo. The soil of both vineyards is primarily calcareous clay and marl; altitudes range…

    By WAYWARD WINE

    Dinner with Piedmont Winemaker Gianpaolo Manzone

    … not only loves tending his vines and crafting wine, he loves sharing it with people and explaining what he does. The other captivating item was how differently he treats each wine he makes. An example would be the grape Nebbiolo. He uses it to make both a varietal wine and several Barolos. However, he has different production and barrel regimens…

    1 readers - By Gabe's View