Croatina

Ca' Rozzeria

Colline Novaresi Croatina Vespolina 2018

See previous post. A tannic beastie for sure.right up front like a smack in the mouth.
Served this w a slight chill, beneficial on a hot day.
Delish.
— 8 days ago

Ted, Ray and 5 others liked this

La Colombera

La Romba Colli Tortonesi Croatina

Timothy Eustis
8.9

Bright rear cherries. — a month ago

Lyle, Severn and 1 other liked this

Le Piane

Mimmo vino rosso 2020

Sunday afternoon — 2 months ago

Le Piane

Maggiorina vino rosso 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2019 Maggiorina is such an engaging wine. Dark and mysterious, with striking complexity, this Nebbiolo/Croatina-based field blend is an absolute winner. Wild black cherry, lavender, sage, menthol and dried herbs grace the Maggiorina with striking complexity and nuance. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2022)
— 3 months ago

Lyle and Braulio liked this

Tenuta Monolo

Riserva Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 2000

Lyle Fass
9.4

Takes 30 minutes and then wowza yowza. Nose is stunning. Sappy and pure. Red cherries, hint of caramel, dust, sawdust. Wild mint. Old tea. Stunning. Palate has laser like focus. Great freshness and acidity and early to mid season cherries and decaying leaves. Elegant and perfectly balanced. Long finish and velvety, sweet and almost resolved tannins. Great energy and presence. Lovely hit of opulence in the mid. Tannins are sweet and silky but gain more substance with air. Got decades left — a month ago

Ben, Michael and 9 others liked this

Proprieta Sperino

Uvaggio Coste della Sesia Rosso Nebbiolo Blend 2013

Beautiful tannins for a 2013 vintage in 2022. 80% Nebbiolo. — 2 months ago

Adriana, Jay and 7 others liked this

La Prevostura

Garsun Nebbiolo Blend 2019

Very drinkable, but still on the earthy savory side of Nebbiolo — 2 months ago

Eddie and Brent liked this

Colombera & Garella

Cascina Cottionano Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend

Bramaterra! Resurrected subregion up north produces a delicate, fine Nebbiolo blended with some native grapes. Underripe strawberry, brine, and bright acid. Floral and light bodied. Tannins stick around. Cool!! — a month ago

Romano Dal Forno

Monte Lodoletta Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2015

The best Amarone I have ever had! Blend of Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta and Croatina. Dark ruby color with a hint of red around the rim. Lovely aromas of black fruit, violets, baking spices, and cocoa. Full pallet of dried fig, black plums, black tea, and herbs. Earth and mineral notes on the very long finish. Creamy texture. Tannins are a bit chewy but not over top. Everything about this wine is totally in harmony and no one flavor dominates. Unbelievable! Thank you for sharing this one Kasey and Petey! — 12 days ago

Bob, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Maria Giulia E Giovannella Fugazza

Colli Piacentini Romeo Gutturnio Red Blend 2016

Nicely rustic. Blend of Barbera (65%) and Croatina - aka Bonarda (35%). Intense aromas of peat and freshly tilled loamy soil with hints of savory spices and dark fruit. Pallet is full of black cherry and black pepper with a touch of noticeable oak. Hint of smoke on the medium finish. Light on the tannins and acidity but well balanced! — 2 months ago

Paul, ESF and 1 other liked this
ESF

ESF

I’ve quite a few “nicely rustic” wines from this region! Cheers