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Varietals Produced in Alba View all

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s. Today, many call Arneis the most interesting ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Alba View all

  • Hilberg-Pasquero

    The Casa Pasquero Farm was founded in the early 20th century on a hilltop in Bricco Gatti. Follow...

  • Cantina Monti

    Located at Monforte d'Alba, in the heart of the Langhe hills, the estate was founded in 1996, wh...

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  • Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cerretta 2012

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    Dark, spicy and soil driven on the nose with a hint of sweet vanilla candy framing rich dark fruit. Delivering lots of fruit on the attack, this fills the mouth with big plum fruit and shows a hint of black currant jam. Texturally this is quite round, with some tannins contributing to a feel that is a bit chewy and chunky. The acids kick in on t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barbera D' Alba 2012

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    A little minty from wood on the nose but that doesnt detract from the beauty of the candied red fruit gently framed with aromas of rose petals on the nose. Elegant and with perfect richness on the palate this has just the right density of fruit flesh wrapped around the acids. Theres great plum and tart red here with a juicy sweetness that remain... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Guido Porro Barbera Barbera d'Alba Santa Caterina 2013

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    2 or 3 months in botteTight, focused and pure on the nose with beautiful aromas of violet tinged black plum and black currant fruit. Bright, lean brilliant fruit greets the palate, edgy with such cut, freshness and purity to the plum skin and earthy raspberry fruit. Quite long on the palate, racy and focused with a hint of minerality on the fini... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Scarzello Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2010

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    18 months of botte, a piece. 80% comes from Piagallo, historically a Barbera vineyard, the rest the lower part of Merenda, Merenda contributes body, Piagallo freshness and salt, mineral,Huge macerated herbs greet the nose along with notes of camphor, chalk, a hint of cocoa, and very complex, clear, and firm hints of blackberry with a little crea... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vigna Rionda Massolino Barbera d'Alba 2011

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    Fruit from the lowest part of Rionda and west facing part of Margheria, called le tourne. Only produced in top vintagesCreamy on the nose with a wood smoke top note over fine candied medicinal notes, the oak is fairly obvious. Big, ripe, polished, powerful, and deep on the palate with big fruit and creamy oak on the backend leading to long blac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Burlotto G.b. Comm. Barbera d'Alba Aves 2012

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    Chocolate, ivy, black cherry, and mineral come together on the nose with just a subtle underlay of wood,. Big acids on entry let you know this is Barbera, and this remains brilliant in the mouth with huge drive on the palate and great clarity to the red cherry and black plummy fruit. With fabulous balance and integration of flavors, you get just... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia Barbera d'Alba 2012

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    Tight floral notes that are a little peppery greet the nose along with some soil spice notes violets and a bit of beefiness. Black plum and juniper pop on entry where this is bright, with great cut, and super freshness. Truly a clear, light on its feet exaltation of Barbera that shows a subtle chocolate ripeness on the back palate back note, al... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cappellano Barbera Barbera d'Alba 2009

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    Smoky, ripe and complex on the nose, with deep earthy, medicinal accents to the candied black fruit and a lovely hint of chocolate liquor and chocolate covered cherry. Electric acids on attack are followed by rich,powerfully dark yet fresh fruit, unfolding gorgeous layers of plum, earth, and gently spiced fruit. This is an incredible wine, long ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Talking of Minervois,I had a bottle of Chateau Saint Jacques d'Alba back in June which I thought gorgeous.I did write up a review on Snooth Read More

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  • Me, I'd base out of Liguria and do a road trip with a couple overnighters ... towns, such as La Morra and Alba, depending on where I was planning to visit. Nice to get some visits arranged ahead of time, depending on how serious intended to get.Feeling more beachy during the summer, and want that ocean breeze.  ;-)The Lakes can be a substitute... Read More

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