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  • 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 ...

  • Nebbiolo

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

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  • Ferdinando Principiano Langhe Nebbiolo le Coste 2012

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    SS40% le Coste, 60% the last rows of serralunga bosca retro, they don't age well enough to make Barolo,bottled yesterday Herbal and tight on the nose with a savory stemminess layered over frutti del bosco, wild raspberry, and red currant fruit. Delicate yet powerful in the mouth, this lacks a bit of harmony on the palate, its not rough, just di... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Principiano Nebbiolo Montagliato 2012

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    On year of big wood, outside of Barolo zone , higher 550m still in monforte, 20 days Aromas of cherries in alcohol, camphor, rose petal, and pollen explode on the nose. On the palate this is supple and elegant, flowing across the palate with tarry fruit that show lovely subtle minty nuance and fine grained tannins on the palate followed by a ve... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I got so excited about dolcetto this year, see my report on The Return of ... ... ... on the finish. 92pts2011 Ferdinando Principiano Barbera d’Alba Laura Romualda $50One year to 18 months in ten year old botteA little spicy note on the nose, which is richly sweet and spicy, with aromas of small cherry fruit framed with smoky, earthy and quite... Read More

    From the article Barbera is Taking on Airs


  • Ferdinando Principiano Barbera d'Alba Laura 2012

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    Tight with a little sweetness on the nose and the graphite I find typical of barbera aged in stainless steel. Delicate, juicy, and with fabulous purity in the mouth this is a bit simple with midpalate flavors of ivy and black cherry but with fabulous body Finishing with acid and a lovely gentle sweetness to the black cherry fruit, this is long ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ferdinando Principiano Barbera d'Alba Laura Romualda 2011

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    One year to 18 months in ten year old botteA little spicy note on the nose, which is richly sweet and spicy, with aromas of small cherry fruit framed with smoky, earthy and quite spicy notes along with floral nuances. Upon entry this explodes aromatically in the mouth with gorgeous scents of small black cherry fruit and more light, perfumy, flo... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • So what’s not to like? 2010 Barolo is in the hype machine right now and ... quite clear and pure. 90pts Ferdinando Principiano A small producer in Monforte, Ferdinando has made a 180 degree turn over the past few years. Once distinctly tilted towards the modernist camp, today the Principiano wines wines come from exceptionally well tended orga... Read More

    From the article 2010 Barolo


  • Ferdinando Principiano Barolo Serralunga 2010

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    Peach and apricot marmalade base notes slide under superb floral notes that recall alpine flowers dotted with a cool minty note and slow to emerge leather, licorice and medicinal accents. Tight on entry, this shows ripe tannins on the palate supporting a fine burnished fruit early on the palate, wild cherries supported by fine acids. The tannins... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Earlier this year I was able to spend a couple of weeks in Piedmont. Of course ... ... finish. 88pts 2012 Ferdinando Principiano Dolcetto d’Alba Sant'Anna $20 Incredibly floral and  bright on the nose with layers of  herbal and  wild berry fruit aromas. On entry this has a surprising  mineral note and just a little tannin on the palate suppor... Read More

    From the article Dolcetto is Back!


  • Ferdinando Principiano Dolcetto d'Alba Sant'Anna 2012

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    Incredibly floral and bright on the nose with layers of herbal and wild berry fruit aromas. On entry this has a surprising mineral note and just a little tannin on the palate supporting slightly fleshy plum and black cherry fruit. Theres a fine tannin base here, not intrusive but firm and reinforced by the mineral aspect here. That mineralit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ferdinando Principiano Barbera d'Alba Laura 2010

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    £14.312011Bit dissapointing . Left it to wait a while but didnt particularly improve. Not the depth that you'd hope for. Just not very exciting. Read More

    Wine review by RichAd


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