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. Ascheri. Dolcetto 'Nirane' 2015

    Bright cherry and damson fruit, a picture of modern dolcetto: perfectly defined pure fruit, well judged, natural weight, a simple and joyous wine.


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  2. 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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  3. Favaro. Freisa 'F2' 2015

    A grape that has the tannin of Nebbiolo and the acidity of Barbera.


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    £16.85
  4. Favaro. Erbaluce di Caluso 'Le Chiusure' 2016

    Honeysuckle and lime flowers, kiwi and white peach.  Intense apple, white berries and peach, mineral and pure with ripe herb and floral nuance, a wine with a racy energy and depth.


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  5. £18.00
  6. Saffirio. Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

    Saffirio Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2015

    14%
    An extraordinary vintage, old English rose, redcurrant, even lychee on the nose. Modest colour, beautiful ripe, velvety tannins, harmonious ripe raspberry and bramble. Inviting, pure and complex: exceptional.


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  7. Saffirio. Rossese Langhe DOC 2015

    Saffirio Rossese Langhe DOC 

    One of the last remaining producers of Rossese, an excellent white grape variety worthy of seeking out.


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  8. Saffirio. Nebbiolo D'Alba Metodo Classico Brut Rose 2015

    Saffirio. Nebbiolo d'Alba Metodo Classico Brut Rose 2015

    Sparkling pink nebbiolo, an absolute joy.


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    £30.00

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