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2009 Sottimano Barbaresco Fausoni
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Medium red with an amber edge.  Musky, rather low-pitched aromas of red fruits and earth.  Plush, sweet and mouthfilling, with captivating perfume and surprisingly sound acidity to the red berry and menthol flavors.  Here the terroir seems a bit muted.  Sottimano told me that he chilled down the cellar for the '09s and was pleasantly surprised to get a 20-day fermentation.  He then added some sulfur later to delay the onset of the malos.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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