Castiglione Falletto Wine

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Castiglione Falletto is one of the most important communes within Barolo in Piedmont, Italy. The zone benefits from a mix of Tortonian and Helvetian soils, giving it some light chalkiness and limestone. What this translates to is wines with more of an up front and concentrated fruit structure, yet still retaining some of the bracing tannins and their “Barolo-ness” to be ageworthy contenders. These wines also have some of the most flowery, perfumed aromatics within Barolo. 
 
For more information on Barolo’s production and history, please see the entry under Barolo
 
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  • 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...

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Pinot Nero

    Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.

  • Barbera

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

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  • Lucky you.  I was just there... Piedmont is pretty stretched out.  If ... (read: Bed and Breakfast) in Castiglione Falletto called Tenuta Montanello.  It's a working winery, although not one of the stars.  But the hosts are extremely nice and it's quite reasonable.  It faces the alps and, if skies are clear, you can see them pretty clearly behi... Read More

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  • Massolino Barolo Parussi 2010

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    The top of the Cru in Castiglione, which one would expect to give a more supple wine, but it doesnt! Very floral on the nose and at the same time absolutely packed with raspberry, black raspberry fruit and black tea notes. Not as complex on the nose as the wines from Serralunga and more obviously fruity. Broad and supple in the mouth, there is a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Brovia Garblet Sue 2010

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    First vintage 100% organic Rosehips greet the nose followed by spicy, slightly nutty, and intense aromas of incense, beeswax, sweet face powder, waxy red fruit, and almost cedary base notes dark red fruits and a hint of blood orange. Round, powerful, and seamless in the mouth this has a fine structure built on bright acids and super fine grained... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cavallotto Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco Boschis Vigna Scot 2012

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    Theres a lovely herbal medicinal character on the nose here, a little nettle toned over blackberry and black plum fruit. Bright, light, very clear and precise on the palate, this is made in a rather lean and decisive style that highlights the nice blackberry palate and slightly dried meaty finish. Tiny dusty tannins add a touch of astringency o... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • "Complexity is generally used to characterize something with many parts where those parts interact with each other in multiple ways."  Know that well, NG, in so many contexts.It was that kind of week this week. Now over. Friday night here, just got back from a couple days in Fukushima, battling with city bureaucrats to release funding for kinder... Read More

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  • We're still here. Halfway through the trip. We have been blessed with ... ... ... up in time. We're in Castiglione Falletto. View included here. I will however give you the list of visits so far.Giacomo FenochioGiuseppe RinaldiBaraleFrancesco RinaldiGiacomo ConternoBroviaVettiBartolo MascarelloElvio CognoGiuseppe MascarelloCavaloto and Burlott... Read More

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  • San Valentino Pinot Grigio NV

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    Wine review by Tracyjamie


  • Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Prapo 1979

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    At decanting: dark, cocoa, coffee bean, touch of mint and mineral Intense herbal notes, greet the nose, which opens to reveal a spicy, bright, and notably minerally base supporting, lovely, intense, wild strawberry fruit. In the mouth this is packed with fruit, and very well balanced with fine acid and tannin in harmony. Supple with fine follow ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Langhe Nebbiolo 2011

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    Only ss, eight day fermentation Nice gummy, small berry fruit on the nose over a balsamic base with hints of clay, cut grass and a touch of white mushroom. A touch soft on entry, the pretty broad fruit on the palate is supported by nice acids and soft tannins, with some mossy green spice notes with a little watermelon rind appearing on the mid-p... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • E Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Langhe Nebbiolo 2011

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    Vines from Ravera, only eight years old ne week fermentation at a little cooler temperature than for Barolo followed by a year in second passage barrique, Sweet fruit cake aromas greet the nose with a hint of herb and some watermelon accents. Thoroughly ripe and a bit powerful in the mouth this offers emerging wild cherry fruit, with plenty o... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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