Le Strette helped rescue the nascetta grape from near extinction and makes an exemplary wine from it. Straw yellow in color and smelling like a cross between a riesling and a moscato, the peaches and pears, white flowers, butter and white pepper combined with zippy acidity, an oily texture, and
This tiny traditional producer in the heart of Castiglione Falletto makes one of the best Barberas in the land. With bright juicy cranberries, peppery spice and a dash of vanilla, this bouncy ball of drinkability makes a nice change from the heavy sweetness of many of its Asti counterparts. WHO: Alberto
Those classic tar and rose notes come shining through on this mineral, savory and balsamic Barolo. A serious drop with powerful grainy tannins and searing acidity, exposing the paradoxical nature of nebbiolo through an equally delicate palate of violets, tar and drying red currants amidst all that muscle. One to
Salty minerals, ripe red currants, flowers, and vanilla spice, this is the kind of tannic, old-school style Barolo you’ll want to age as long as possible. Get your hands on a 1996 if you can (try contacting the winery directly), it’s simply stunning. Prices are quite reasonable for the minuscule
This wine makes clear why this corner of Serralunga produces some of the best Nebbiolo in the world. The color of a sunset with a potpourri nose of delicately drying spices, cherries, strawberries and flowers, this balanced, elegant beauty still has many more years of life in her, but is
Terrific bright red fruits backed by anise. Cherries, earth, black tea and a field of violets are all restrained by huge but smooth tannins demanding cellar time or enthusiastic decanting. This is jut a baby, a declassified Barolo that will be approachable in half the time of its big brothers.
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Long, dense, and generally not my style of Nebbiolo... but this wine turns the trick of amping up without losing the varietal character. A nice current of iron flows through to make sure the sweet fruit doesn't become cloying. It-read more-