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2008 Conterno Fantino Barolo Mosconi
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93+ Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

(20% of these vines are 55 years old, the rest 12 to 15):  Dark red-ruby.  Blueberry and violet on the nose.  Much more imploded than the Vigna del Gris, with strong minerality to the black fruit and violet flavors.  Quite uncompromisingly dry and tannic and in need of long aging.  This is all spine today but possesses the sheer energy to evolve in bottle for 20 years or more.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
94+ 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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