($34; 100% chiavennasca, the local name for nebbiolo) Medium-dark red. Spicy aromas of blackberry, cardamom and sweet vanilla. Enters ripe and smooth, showing a creamy texture to the flavors of blackberry, clove and red cherry. Finishes moderately long, with good acidity, fine tannins and a lingering peppery-vanillin quality.
87 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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