2017, the harvest from Ay, Dizy, Hautvillers (66%) Avize and Oiry (34%). Winter and Spring were exceptionally dry; the beginning of Spring was mild but, in April, destructive frosts ravaged the vineyards, especially in the Côte des Blancs. Temperatures then rose and the weather was good until July. The end of the growing season was hot but very wet. The...
Producer: Jurij Fiore & Figlia
The 2020 Chianti Classico Sonocosì is bright, fresh and light in body, all of which make it a good choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. This north-facing site at 550 meters in altitude yields a lithe, aromatically expressive Classico loaded with character. Vinification and aging in oak keeps the flavors vibrant.
Producer: Gerard Perseval
An absolutely stellar wine, the 2011 Perseval Zero Dosage offers tremendous richness and pure power. The 2011 is ample and vinous in the glass, with tons of Chardonnay breadth and intensity allied to a sense of verticality that is felt in the wine's distinctly phenolic feel.
Barolo Grinzane Cavour 2017, 75cl
Giovanni Canonica is today one of the most revered Barolo wine-maker, the style of his wines is staunchly traditional and the rarity of these bottles make them some of the most sought-after in the region of Barolo.
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Producer: Paolo Scavino
In 2011, Scavino bottled a small amount of the 2011 Barolo Riserva Novantesimo, a blend of fruit fruit from a handful of top-notch sites to celebrate the winery's 90th anniversary. A hauntingly beautiful wine, the 2011 graces the palate with notable nuance and detail.
Good healthy full red. Superripe aromas of plum, blackberry liqueur, tar and flowers. Impressively dense and sweet, with liqueur-like strawberry and raspberry fruit. Very round and smooth, but with firm supporting acidity and huge, palate-coating but fine tannins.
Producer: Bruno Giacosa
Bruno Giacosa's cellars are in Nieve and he has just over 17 hectares of vines in Barbaresco and Barolo. His wines are marvellously perfumed and and full-bodied on the palate. They have an elegance that few wines in the region can match.
Producer: Ferdinando Principiano
Principiano Langhe Nebbiolo comes predominately from a small 40 year-old hectare of Nebbiolo vines in the Le Coste di Monforte vineyard and a small portion from the Boscareto plot of Serralunga. The depth, richness and detail Principiano is able to coax from these vines is impressive.
Producer: Bartolo Mascarello
The 2005 Barolo has come together beautifully in bottle. Over the years, the 2005 has gained body and depth, while the contours have softened nicely. Sweet dark cherry, plum, mint, licorice and spices meld together in an effortless, gracious Barolo that can be enjoyed now. Readers who like more tertiary complexity will want to give the 2005 at least...
Producer: Ferdinando Principiano
This Barolo it is a high level wine that shares the production philosophy of all the other products of the company: low yield per plant, no use of fertilizers, long macerations and large barrels. A winning recipe that undoubtedly makes the difference.
Good deep red. Vibrantly aromatic, slightly high-toned nose combines flowers and minerals. Smooth and seamless but with lovely vinosity. Note of lead pencil. Less dense than the '97 but offers excellent balance. A very pretty wine that finishes with big, even tannins and very good length.
Producer: Giuseppe Rinaldi
The 2013 Barolo Tre Tine is a super-classic, vibrant wine that bristles with energy. Lithe and gracious, but with terrific intensity, the 2013 is also surprisingly accessible for a young Rinaldi Barolo. Perhaps the 2013 will shut down in bottle, but today, it is all polish.