Italy Piedmont

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Azienda Agricola 499 2018 Coste Dei Fre Langhe Freisa

The 499 Friesa is one of the softest examples of this grape that I’ve ever tasted. In the glass, it shows a dark ruby color. The nose is savory, with all the classic smells of Piedmont - earth, herbs, and fresh red fruits. There are wispy aromas of smoke and black pepper, clear signs of this rustic variety. The palate delivers rich and fruity flavors of red plum, warm cherry, and semi-bitter anise. Medium tannin and moderate acidity create blanketing structure.

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Barale 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo

From estate owned Nebbiolo vines, farmed organically and picked by hand. Vineyards are planted on calcareous soils and trained in low Guyot fashion. Fermented in oak with natural yeasts, this wine sees 10 days of skin maceration. The wine sees 12 months in barrel, before 6 more months in bottle prior to release. The 2018 Nebbiolo is very clean and edgy, with zesty dried red fruits and dark mineral tones on the nose and palate. While drinking, I thought about how well the bottle would suit a small chill, and how it could be a red for the warmer months approaching. David Hatzopoulos

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Barale 2019 Barbera d'Alba Castle

Shades of red and black in the glass. A joyous nose - tons of roses and fresh red berries. The faintest aroma of flower stems. The palate is soft, then quickly rich, with cocoa and cherry. The finish turns to dark tea leaves and graphite. Despite the mineral character, this isn't a gritty Barbera. There's woven structure. Medium acidity, hitting the mark. A delight to drink. David Hatzopoulos

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Boggione, Claudio 2013 Barolo Brunate

Last week marked the 3rd time I’ve tasted three vintages of Boggione Brunate together, and it’s reinforced how consistent in quality the wines are, expressive of vintage, but very un-fussed with in the cellar. The 2013 is showing very savory, earthy and chalky, with some cherry fruit and very fine ripe tannin. It’s an expansive mouthful, in a way that suggests it’s going to drink well fairly soon. A very fine wine indeed! Jamie Wolff

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  • 4 in stock
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Boggione, Claudio 2016 Barolo Brunate

The 2016 Brunate is super-aromatic, hitting Nebbiolo’s typical indicators of bright cherry fruit, rose, rich earth/clay/limestone, some balsalm and minty notes; the wine develops even more complexity with air. To me it sings Brunate – that is, a wine with evident power and a serious nature, but also austerely elegant, and balanced between power and finesse without any strain or obvious effort. This is a classic wine that will repay some years in the cellar, but on day 1 it was very good, on day 2 excellent, and on the third day quite spectacular. This may not be the most practical schedule for home drinking, but pouring into a decanter or pitcher in the morning will yield a similar result by dinner time!

I can’t resist pointing out that for a Barolo Brunate of this quality the price is very reasonable. But you can do even better: take a 10% discount for any 12 bottles of wine from our inventory, AND – for 24 hours only – we are offering a 15% discount for a 12 bottle case of Boggione. Jamie Wolff

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Bricco Ernesto 2018 Vino Rosso (Nebbiolo - Roero)

To my taste I would have to guess this was a Barbaresco, but a Barbaresco of great finesse and elegance. If there’s a place in the wine to determine that you’re elsewhere, it might be the unbelievably suave and ripe tannins of the Bricco Ernesto. Aromatically the wine is expansive and rich, a lovely combo of dark cherry fruit and earthy Nebbiolo florality and earthiness. The palate is bright and intense, with an incredibly complex finish – a burst of black cherry, amaro-like herbs, citrus, balsam, and that very fine tannin to extend everything. This is a much deeper and more serious Roero wine than one would ever expect. It is, by any definition, a natural wine, completely unmanipulated, and with a final SO2 level of 27mg. Pretty brilliant wine, in my book, and it will be really interesting to see how it develops. I have a very high opinion of just two other Roero producers (Chiesa, and Val del Prete), but Bricco Ernesto is a game-changer. Jamie Wolff

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Cantina del Lupo 2018 Barbera d'Asti

You wouldn't think a Barbera to be so expressive and layered, but this bottle by Cantina del Lupo surely is. The nose has a classic Piedmontese mix of earth and fruit. Aromas of blackberry and cherry waft from the glass, along with hints of loose, healthy, pitch-black soil. On the tongue, there is red cherry, plum, and a woodsy flavor of birch and spice. Subtle but well placed tannin balance the the warm fruit on an edge of medium acidity. For those of you that loved the 2015 vintage of this bottle, we're sure you'll enjoy the 2018 just as much. David Hatzopoulos

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Iuli 2019 Vino Rosso 'Natalin' Grignolino

Grignolino farmed organically from a few parcels owned and rented by Fabrizio Iuli. Fabrizio is the only winemaker in the village of Montaldo di Cerrina, carrying on a tradition started by his grandfather, who planted vines in the 1930s. Fabrizio's first vintage was in 1998 and he is proud of the classic Piedmontese wines he creates. The Natalin is fermented in cement with native yeasts. Aged in cement for around 7 months. The  Natalin 2019 is a lovely shade of black cherry in the glass. On the nose, this Grignolino has beautifully unique fruit, with the scent of pungent ruby red grapefruit and small forest plums, with accents of smoke and fresh violets. On the palate, there is blood orange, with juicy red currant, and a minerally earthiness. Structurally, the wine is set by fantastic tannic form, with a zing of medium acidity. David Hatzopoulos

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Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2018 Barbera d'Alba

This needed some air, after which it was delicious, open and light-to-medium bodied, with fine balance. Very good indeed. Jamie Wolff

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Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2018 Barbera d'Alba 1.5 L

This needed some air, after which it was delicious, open and light-to-medium bodied, with fine balance. Very good indeed. Jamie Wolff

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Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo

Elio Sandri is still not the household name he deserves to be considering the extremely high quality of his wines. This bottling is entirely from grapes within Barolo that did not get selected for the eponymous bottling, so he uses them for this more entry-level bottling, ferments in steel, then ages in a combination of neutral wood and tanks for a short time. The nose is savory with notes of dried earth, sun-dried tomato, rhubarb, oregano, and the palate has more freshness, salinity, and present, but approachable tannins that make this a great current drinking Nebbiolo, especially with heartier fare. Michelle DeWyngaert

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Trediberri 2019 Nebbiolo d'Alba

Most of the fruit from the Nebbiolo comes from La Morra, with some additions from the Roero and the Alta Langha. Fermentations in concrete last about 12 days, and the wine ages in concrete and steel. The 2019 has a lovely and lively pale color; the nose is earthy, even a little funky, backed-up with bright cherry, and cocoa. The palate is savory and quite suave – but with good cut, and very ripe and gentle tannin – altogether an elegant and very tasty Nebbiolo. Nicola has the last word: “This unoaked, fruity and drinkable nebbiolo is meant to be an easy (yet not trivial) wine to share with friends during a nice and funny chat. Drink it slightly cold, maybe while sharing a platter of mixed charcuterie or with some lovely tajarin al ragù.” Jamie Wolff

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Trediberri 2020 Dogliani Bricco Molea (Dolcetto)

 Dogliani is a small town south and west of Barolo, which gives its name to a DOCG wine zone – a ‘Dogliani’ must be made from Dolcetto (life was a little simpler for everyone when the wines were called “Dolcetto di Dogliani”, but the marketers won that conversation). The zone of Dogliani, is considered the best area for Dolcetto (which not so long ago was more expensive than Nebbiolo) where Dolcetto was historically given the best sites, whereas in Barolo and Barbaresco Dolcetto is generally relegated to lesser positions in the vineyards – “Bricco”, as in Bricco Molea, means the top part of the hill, which receives the most sun and ripens best.There are plenty of contemporary Doglianis that are an attempt to make what Italians call ‘important’ wines, and thus are dark, extracted, and often oaky; Trediberri’s Dogliani is a more traditional style, intended to be fresh and lively, a wine for food, for every day, to open a meal, to drink while your Barolo ages. But this is no simple wine, and it has remarkable aromatic complexity with bright current-like fruit, white flowers, chalk, and a deep savory aspect – altogether mouth-watering. It’s very appealing on the palate, light-midweight and with the fruit in balance with chalk, and expressing a strong sense of place. From vines that are 50-70 years old; fermented in concrete for about 10 days, and aged in a combo of concrete and steel. A killer Dolcetto!  Jamie Wolff

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