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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...

  • Arneis

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • If one looks to Castiglione, as I did last week, for indications regarding the overall quality of a vintage, then one can look to Monforte for signs of the cracks in that vintage. In Monforte, one finds a very broad spectrum of producers experimenting with virtually every style of Barolo known. While some producers are consistently finding their... Read More

    From the article Monforte d'Alba - Barolo 2006


  • So, should we be excited? Well, a lot of the wine media and critics parade would have you believe so, but if you’re like me and prefer more traditionally proportioned wines, a word of caution is in order.2007 is another hot climate vintage for Piedmont, and the wines certainly show it. While many of the wines show a much greater understanding of... Read More

    From the article 2007 Barbaresco Reviews


  • While this is a follow up post to my 2005 Barolo tasting notes, which can be ... that style quite good, 88-89Fratelli Barale Serraboella (Neive) - apricot, really strong apricot and cinnamon, baked stone fruit, roses, lovely if slightly atypical nose, bright and crisp with very fine but abundant tannins, the mp is a touch austere with sandlewo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Alba Wine Exhibition 2006...


  • While this is a follow up post to my 2005 Barolo tasting notes, which can be ... ... style quite good, 88-89 Fratelli Barale Serraboella (Neive) - apricot, really strong apricot and cinnamon, baked stone fruit, roses, lovely if slightly atypical nose, bright and crisp with very fine but abundant tannins, the mp is a touch austere with sandle... Read More

    From the article Alba Wine Exhibition 2006 Barbaresco tasting notes


  • Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted, and I cant help but think back to what I said ... with upside potential, 88-89Fratelli Barale Castellero (Barolo)-sandalwood slathered in raspberry coulis, very clean, lightly spiced, , some nice spiced peach tones, a hint of green tobacco,  a bit chewy, perhaps a bit extracted as well but with nice cherry tone... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Alba Wine Exhibition 2005...


  • Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted and I can’t help but think back to what ... with upside potential, 88-89 Fratelli Barale Castellero (Barolo)-sandalwood slathered in raspberry coulis, very clean, lightly spiced, , some nice spiced peach tones, a hint of green tobacco,  a bit chewy, perhaps a bit extracted as well but with nice cherry toned fru... Read More

    From the article Alba Wine Exhibition 2005 Barolo tasting notes


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