Piedmont

    Sipping through Italy: Fontanafredda

    We were guests of Palm Bay on this exciting journey through Italy ...

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    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.

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      Sobrero Langhe Nebbiolo 2011

      Full Pour - - 7 readers - 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 here and it seems quite its own wine.

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      Fifty Wines That Shaped My Palate, 1984-2014

      … this to a friend back in the U.S., he said, “Oh, yeah, they pull out that wine for all the Americans.” No matter. 15. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru 1983. Tasted in New York, October 1991. 16. Gaja Barbaresco 1955, Piedmont, Italy. Made by Angelo Gaja’s father, tasted in New York, October 1991. 17. Chateau Beychevelle 1928, St. Julien…

      By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Italian Indigenous Varieties: Freisa from Piedmont

      …This week’s grape variety hails from Piedmont – Freisa. It is often made into a pure varietal wine but is also blended with Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto. It is a red grape that has heavy tannins and at times is … Continue reading →…

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      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…

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      Bochis Francesco Langhe Barbera – remarkable value from Piedmont

      … So enjoyed this wine. It’s a Piedmont Barbera aged for four months in large botti, from limestone soils at 420-460 m. Bochis Francesco Langhe Barbera Dogliano 2012 Piedmont, Italy 13% alcohol. Lovely black cherry and plum fruit: sleek, pure and fresh. Fine and elegant with some grippy structure and a bit of damson to complement the raspberry and black cherry fruit. A lovely wine of great purity and finesse. 93/100 (£12.50 Haynes, Hanson & Clark) …

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Sipping through Italy: Fontanafredda

      … We were guests of Palm Bay on this exciting journey through Italy. After four days of wandering Rome and Milan, we finally met up with the rest of the South Florida group as they arrived thirsty from their overnight flight from the states. A relaxing bus ride through the northern part of Italy landed us in Alba, within the region of Piedmont. The Read more... The post Sipping through Italy: Fontanafredda appeared first on Winehooch. …

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      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

      … of which memories are made. Fortunately, there were more wines to taste. There, on the counter, sat three very large bottles that towered over the others around them. Each was a Barolo, the famous wine from the region of the same name in Piedmont in northern Italy. Not only that, they were from the 1970s -- a ‘79, a ‘76 and a ‘70 to be precise…

      1 readers - By Vint-ed

      Wine of the Week: Valferana, Gattinara D.O.C.G. 2005

      …This week’s wine of the week is from Piedmont, from the winery Nervi. I had the pleasure of sitting next to Enrico Fileppo, the oenologist from the winery who has worked there since 1984, last year at a dinner during … Continue reading →…

      6 readers - By avvinare

      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

      Olek Bondonio Rosso Giulietta 2012

      … Humility’s in short supply when it comes to wine. Let’s face it, baked into the very idea of wine quality is the assumption that more is better – length, intensity, complexity, power. If a wine were to be described as humble, as I’d charactertise this, it’s at best a backhanded compliment, suggestive of a wine that succeeds despite itself…

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