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  • Dolcetto

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

  • Barbera

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

  • 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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  • While updating the wine notes I wrote during this year’s Nebbiolo Prima, in this case for the 2007 Barolo of the village of La Morra, I was struck again by the variability of this year’s crop of wines.La Morra is known as a region to produce a softer style of Barolo, one that plays into the hands of the many modernist producers there. The modern... Read More

    From the article 2007 Barolo, part 2


  • Tenuta Due Corte "Due Corte" 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Freshly sawn wood, sweet, toasty wood, a bit dull on entry, decent fruit, lots of tannin over it, woody dry tannin, no detail, a bit syrupy black raspberry, heavy, woody, dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • L'Illuminata Barolo Tebavio 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Candied, earthy, molasses, coffee candy, roast beef, nice mouthfeel, good acid/fruit balance, shallow, nice fruit tannins Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • L'Illuminata Barolo Tebavio 2005

    Snoothrank:

    AWE blind tasting - lightly smoky a nice sweet raspberry tone, a touch of mint, nice fresh, layered and balanced, a bit loose at first then gains some grip, nice retrained fruit with a bit of sweetness yet firmly in the fresh, crisp end of the spectrum, nice ripe tannins, clean crisp finish, nice balanced fell, smaller wine but a nicely done win... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted and I can’t help but think back to what I said last year. 2005 is a successful vintage that reflects terroir and winemaking more than weather and will need more time to be as approachable as 2004. This years tasting was a mixed crop and a challenge.  Many of the wines suffered from one defect or another, be thos... Read More

    From the article Alba Wine Exhibition 2005 Barolo tasting notes


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