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Mauro Veglio Barbera d'Alba 2015

Member Review by EMark:

If not a life-changing experience, this is a perfectly functional wine. Pretty much what I would expect from a relatively low-dollar Italian wine—light red fruit, not terribly full-bodied, somewhat tart. Easy to drink by itself or with a meal.

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Mauro Veglio:
Our families were farmers for many generations, like many other families in the Langhe, and in the past all the grapes produced were destined to be sold to negociants and the big co-ops in the area. This method gave us little satisfaction because importance was not given to the quality of the grapes, but rather the quantity and the lowest price possible. We took over the farm from our families... Read more
Our families were farmers for many generations, like many other families in the Langhe, and in the past all the grapes produced were destined to be sold to negociants and the big co-ops in the area. This method gave us little satisfaction because importance was not given to the quality of the grapes, but rather the quantity and the lowest price possible. We took over the farm from our families, then in 1992 Mauro decided to change following the example of his friend and neighbor, Elio Altare. He began to drastically reduce the number of grapes per hectare and started to vinify on his own in his new cantina. Utilizing shorter macerations with temperature controlled rotary-fermenters and aging in small oak barrels, he started to produce, little by little, wines that were more elegant and less aggressive thanks to the reduced tannins even if the wines were more concentrated because of the higher quality grapes. The farm consists of approximately 12 hectares in the communes of La Morra and Monforte d’Alba and we produce about 60,000 bottles, half of which is Barolo DOCG. This size allows Mauro to keep a direct control on all production processes, in the vineyards as well as in cellar, maintaining high quality and making necessary investments in new technology and machinery. Read less

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Snooth User: EMark
8478048,350
3.00 5
10/04/2017

If not a life-changing experience, this is a perfectly functional wine. Pretty much what I would expect from a relatively low-dollar Italian wine—light red fruit, not terribly full-bodied, somewhat tart. Easy to drink by itself or with a meal.


Snooth User: EMark
8478048,350
1.00 5
Vintage: 2014 09/27/2016

Strange wine. Moldy nose. (May be corked.) Very unusual mouthfeel—seems weighty. Very dulled flavor of dried fruit. Then, some saltiness. (?) Lots of tart acidity like I might expect from a Chianti, but more a fuller body than a Chianti. It will be easy to pass up on this wine the next time I see it on a store shelf.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,993
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 02/08/2015

Fruit and a touch of alcohol on the nose. Fruit and a balancing acididty in the mouth with a smooth unoaked finish.



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