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. Gamba di Pernice

    Villa Giada Gamba di Pernice Calosso
    Vino da Tavola


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  2. Villa Giada. Nizza 'Bricco Dani' 2011

    Ripe, full and open fruit, fine tannins with hints of mocha mingle with backberry, damson and sloe.


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  3. Mauro Franchino. Gattinara 2011

    Grippy tannin, wonderfully deep fruit with superb minerality, salt and iron, leather, cedar, spice and dried flowers.  An unmissable wine from another time.


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  4. Brezza. Barolo 2011

    Brezza Barolo 2011
    Barolo DOCG

    Quite deep core of garnet but very pale on the edge, no evidence of amber of bricky colours.
    Extraordinary nose, huge and complex, a bit of an assault really: dark chocolate, cedar, rose petals the full Barolo experience in fact.


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  5. Ferdinando Principiano. Barolo Serralunga 2011

    Good concentration with balancing freshness, typical clear blueberry to damson fruit, fine ripe tannins and more minerality than recent vintages. 


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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. Saffirio. Barolo Riserva 'Millenovecento48' 2011

    Saffirio Barolo Riserva DOCG

    A wine of purity and sapidity, it is remarkably drinkable now – I recommend decanting it for a few hours though. A great depth of rose and wild forest fruit on the nose, porcini, mocha and cranberry. Full flavoured, in no way heavy, its ripe sweet tannins promise a long life, the wine has a hint of pepper through bramble and cranberry fruit. A beautiful wine with remarkable balance and freshness.


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