Piemonte

Piemonte

our Piemontese selection by Winemaker / Estate...

For connoisseurs, collectors and drinkers alike, Piemonte is a happy hunting ground. Its unique climate, geography and history has conspired to create a vinous and gastronomic Valhalla. 
The majority of Piemonte wines concentrate on single varieties, which makes things a little easier to understand, then again there were 16 DOCGs and 42 DOCs last time I looked (probably more now) and some are ‘Village Wines’ and some ‘Varietal’. 
The most famous village wines are Barolo, Barbaresco and Gavi, waiting in the wings are the Alto-Piemonte village wines, which I am convinced will be the greats of the future. 
For now though, the rule of thumb is that Nebbiolo is fantastic and the best wines are from the villages of Barolo and Barbaresco.
Barbera is wonderful and is best from Nizza or when planted in prime Barolo sites;  Dolcetto can be rather lovely so long as it is not over-extracted. 
Gavi is making a real resurgence in qualitative terms though it is Arneis and Erbaluce, which will be responsible for the great wines of the future. 
Finally, Moscato is being taken seriously and there are some superb wines to try, there are also a good many to avoid.

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  1. Villa Giada. Monferrato Rose Chiaretto 2014

    There is a little more colour on the 2013, but the fruit is fresh and pure, alluring strawberry and cherry, just a touch of cream, divine.


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  2. Brovia. Barolo 'Garblet Sue' 2005

    Brovia Barolo Garblet Sue
    Barolo DOCG


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  3. Colombera & Garella. Bramaterra 'Cascina Cottignano' 2013

    Damson, bramble and strawberry with delicate orange skin and ripe herb.  The fruit is deliciously understated, ripe and fresh as a mountain stream with mineral, lime and cherry flavours.


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  4. Mauro Franchino. Coste della Sesia 2013

    Subtle strawberry, clove and camomile with dried rose and unrolled tobacco.  Bright, fresh and vigorous fruit, lemon and orange peel lift the fine floral berry fruit, the tannins are fully mature have an attractive sweetness, a beautifully presented traditional wine which will develop over many, many years. 


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  5. Villa Giada. Monferrato Bianco 'Mane' 2014

    Not dissimilar to a decent Macon villages; quite full buttery fruit, some barrique flavours of toast carefully balanced against the weight of the vintage.


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  6. Brezza. Barolo 'Sarmassa' 2011

    Brezza Barolo Sarmassa 2011
    Barolo DOCG

    White rose, camomile, tarragon and sloe on the nose, pure, deep muscular wine, deep damson and sloe with rose, liquorice and spice.  A remarkable, full wine that balances delicate nuances with real power, the purity of Nebbiolo is uninterrupted by oak, a very beautiful wine.


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  7. Ascheri. Nebbiolo d'Alba 'San Giacomo' 2014

    A fresh vintage which was un-tampered with, the tannins were mature and allow violet and tar to emerge through berry and strawberry.  A lithe and handsome example of nebbiolo, ready to drink and It will develop over the next few years (to 2017).  


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  8. Lapo Berti. Barolo del Comune di La Morra 2012

    2012
    Violet, black berries and spice on the nose, firm structure with a great clarity of flavour.
    Best drunk 2020 – 2025, this is very subjective! It drinks beautifully now and should keep until 2030.
    Open to breathe for 3-4hrs
    Decant first, sediment may occur with more age.


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  9. Ascheri. Gavi di Gavi 'Christina' 2015

    Apricot and lime, beautifully floral and fresh on the nose.  Beautifully fresh and unusually full flavours, with ripe herb, lime and wet stone, there is a spring like purity to the wine.


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  10. Ferdinando Principiano. Freisa 'Chila' 2012

    A little tannin, fresh raspberry fruit, a touch rustic but in a very good way.


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