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  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Erbaluce

  • Arneis

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

  • Muscadelle

    It is unclear how Muscadelle made its way to Australia. The country has been famous for its excellent sweet wines sin...

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  • If you want to do Nebbiolo at a price, Ghemme (Cantalupo is my go to) is safe and there's Valtellina and Gattinara, of course, and some stuff from outside the DOCGs.  But we were talking about special bottles.  I think it would be hard to find a palate that didn't approve of Monprivato--sure, lots of tannins and acids, but somehow Mauro Mascarel... Read More

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  • Emark, if you want to see an Italian Lagrein, drive over to Orange.  WineX ... ... actually have wines from Ghemme, which are not easy to find.  But no Lagrein, alas. I enjoyed the Imagery (Remy in WA grows one, not as good), but the best Lagrein is from Sudtirol/Alto Adige. Me, I had a domestic Graciano from Pierce Ranch, down at the south end... Read More

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  • If I were over there rather than over here, I would've been all over this ... with neighbors Gattinara and Ghemme.  Here, individual villages’ wines differ slightly in grape composition and soil, but the consistant is Spanna, the local, small-berried mutation of Nebbiolo, grown on volcanic terroir.  No cru is large, but Boca is a mere 29 acres... Read More

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  • "one of them they thought Bourgueil was in Italy.."That's only ... lamented that I really like Ghemme as an early drinking, reasonably priced alternative to Barolo and Barbaresco.  He said, "Yeah, you only get that in France."  Even after ten minutes talking about Italy, he thought of the Gamay grape, not the DOCG in Piemonte.  Which kind of p... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bourgueil vs. Chinon: Paging...

  • JD, I figured you would say that and that's where I'm leaning. (Both as ... more than a bottle or two of Ghemme, usually at an inflated price.  Although Oliver McCrum lives and works nearby and has a relationship with Paul Marcus, they shortchange Italy on shelf space IMO.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Which Barolo?

  • Italy has a huge number of "native" grape varieties, mostly because ... ... enough to find, but from Ghemme and Valtellina, not so much.  (Shame, since Ghemme is less expensive and more approachable--in Italy, anyway.) Chianti and Montalcino are well known over here, but there are many areas producing sangiovese.  Vino Nobile is not impossible... Read More

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  • In the Bay Area and in the greater LA area, the choices are pretty huge, but ... ... a very hard time finding Ghemme, a Nebbiolo from the northeast of Piedmont.  It's a lovely alternative to Barolo or Barbaresco, but there aren't three bottlings available in the whole area, and they are overpriced, compared to what those bottles go for in Ital... Read More

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  • We were lucky enough to attend the sold-out Project Zin fundraiser for the ... ... also down Nero d'Avola, Ghemme, and all but the toughest Baroli with relish.  My take was that it was definitely more on the rustic and savory side than anything I'd tasted thus far.  Although she and I both like the same Zins, our favorites often differ--case i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Project Zin 2013 (Year 3)

  • I'm the heretic about Palmina, although I've only had their ... US ... US stores carried wines from Ghemme.  I happened to meet the assistant somm for Italian wines from Meadowood the other day, and he wasn't even familiar with the region.  I drank a bit of it in Piedmont/Lago Maggiore last year and thought it was stunning.  If you can find it... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Valtellina, and other regions...

  • EricGuido introduced me to the pleasures of Vino Nobile at dinner last ... a ... ... a shame, because, like Ghemme, it could be a nice, reasonably priced alternative to a more expensive wine.  (Brunello for VN, Barolo and Barbaresco for Ghemme.)  But they are harder to find than four leaf clover Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vino Nobile indeed

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