Nebbiolo tasting

2014/4/16
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Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Riserva DOCG Bussia Bricco Visette 2008

Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Riserva DOCG Bussia Bricco Visette 2008

“Bricco Visette” means small valley.
Medium garnet color. Medium+ nose with leather, tar, balsamic vinegar, straw, dry grass, dry herbs, gravel note, old cask, and black berry note.
The palate is high in acidity and tannin. Medium body, Lingering length with licorice note at the end.

SY Rating: 18/20

Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja 2010

Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja 2010

Medium- garnet color, and ruby at rim.
Medium nose, with raspberry, flower petal, black pepper, eucalyptus leaves note, light fur and tar, and notes of oak aging process (cream, vanilla, and oak).
High in tannin and acidity, but not as high as the Barolo. Compare to the Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo, this Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco is less strong, but more elegant.

SY Rating: 18/20

Antoniolo Gattinara DOCG 2008

Antoniolo Gattinara DOCG 2008

Gattinara DOCG (DOC in 1967; DOCG in 1990) is located in Piedmont, about 80 km north of Asti, belongs to Alto-Piedmont. Nebbiolo is called “Spanna” in Gattinara. For Gattinara DOCG, wines need at least 2 yrs aging in bottle, and at least 1 and 2 yrs aging in barrel (Gattinara DOCG and Gattinara Riserva DOCG, respectively).

Medium+ garnet, with ruby rim. Smoke, tar, black cherry, gravel note, oak, cream, and a bit of soapsuds.

SY Rating: 17.5/20

Le Piane Boca DOC 2008

Le Piane Boca DOC 2008

Boca DOC is in Alto Piedmont. boca DOC allows 70%~90% Nebbiolo, with 10%~30% Bonarda.
Medium+ garnet with ruby rim. Black cherry, black berry, grass, caramel note, flower, oak, hazelnut, and cream. Very fruity and charming wine (I think Bonarda contributes the rich fruity flavor). Many oak process. High tannin (quite velvet), high in acidity.

SY Rating: 17.5/20

Luigi Ferrando Nebbiolo di Carema Etichetta Bianca 2006 Canavese DOC

Luigi Ferrando Nebbiolo di Carema Etichetta Bianca 2006  Canavese DOC

Medium garnet color with amber rim. Stony, steel, tar (very distinct), grass, caramel, clove, licorice, dry herbs. Quite a stony and herbal nebbiolo.
A bit alc. mouthfeel. spice bitterness at end.

SY Rating: 17/20

Ar.Pe.Pe. Rosso di Valtellina 2010 Lombardy DOC

Ar.Pe.Pe. Rosso di Valtellina 2010 Lombardy DOC

Medium ruby vivid color. Flower, cranberry, black cherry, dry herbs, eucalyptus note. Majorly fruity flavors.
High in tannin and acidity. The body and structure is a bit lighter than others.

SY Rating: 16.5/20

Campagnola ‘Giuseppe Campagnola’ 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG

Campagnola 'Giuseppe Campagnola' 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG

Spices, mandarin herbal medicines, eucalyptus leaves, green pepper, licorice, and plum.
Full body, high acidity, and herbal note at the lingering end.

SY Rating: 17.5/20

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