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2006 La Morandina Barbaresco Bricco Spessa
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2006 La Morandina Barbaresco Bricco Spessa

Producer: La Morandina
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Nebbiolo
Origin: Italy
Region: Piedmont

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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($65) Good medium red. Rather undifferentiated aromas of strawberry and nutty, chocolatey oak. Sweet, lush and fat, with the smoky oak component carrying through in the mouth. A bit rustic if not drying, with the tannins reaching the front teeth and currently cutting off the fruit. This struck me as a bit evolved for the year. (Don't miss this producer's splendid 2008 Moscato d'Asti, by the way; its exotic floral, oily peach and apricot qualities reminded me of viognier and it boasts terrific concentration of fruit.) (Marc de Grazia; numerous importers, including Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY; Robert Houde Wines, Bensenville, IL; and Estate Wines Ltd., San Rafael, CA)

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About Italy

Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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