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2009 Sottimano Nebbiolo Langhe
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

(from young vines in Basarin, which Sottimano describes as "barely premier cru in quality"; vinified like a Barbaresco but bottled eight months earlier):  Good full red.  Perfumed aromas of currant and meat accented by mint and menthol.  Smooth and fine-grained, with good depth to the round flavors of currant and plum.  Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins.  Makes a lovely introduction to nebbiolo.  "Our village wine," says Sottimano.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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