De Forville

De Forville

Ca'del Buc Piemonte Chardonnay 2020

Tasty, eat with fish or charcuterie! — 25 days ago

De Forville

San Rocco Nebbiolo d'Alba 2019

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Abundant, perfectly ripened red fruits, dusty earth, some red flowers and dried herbs. Lovely freshness. This is waaaaaay too easy to like and a stupid good value. A lovely pairing with duck confit. — 6 months ago

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Produttori del Barbaresco

Riserva Montestefano Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2009

Originally, I only planned to pour the De Forville, the Roccalini and the Paitin but it just didn't seem right to host a Barbaresco class and not have a Produttori in the mix. So, I pulled this from the cellar as a bonus. Boy, am I glad I did. On the pop and pour, this had a striking burnt rubber smell; like from a pencil eraser. This blew off after a few minutes however and became sensational with the most perfect expression of Montmorency cherries, tar, and crushed rock. The 2009 Produttori "Montestefano" is so balanced and yet incredibly powerful. It also remains powerfully tannic. The finish is remarkably long; lasting well over two minutes. This is still very primary and would benefit for continued cellar time. Wow...I love this wine. This will drink well for decades to come. Bottle No. 12202. Bravo! — 3 years ago

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De Forville

Ca' del Buc Barbera d'Asti 2019

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Best on day two. The 2019 “Ca’ del Buc” pours a slightly glass staining ruby; medium+ viscosity. On the nose, this is funky tart plums and cherries and something reminiscent of an alleyway on a warm day…but in a good way. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannin and medium+ acid. Tart dark and red fruits with minerals. Lip smacking finish. This is a rustic Barbera and a killer value with unmistakable Piedmontese sensibilities. I’m grabbing a case. — 3 months ago

Daniel P., Tom and 6 others liked this

De Forville

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Oh my god. Red wine with oomph, how I have missed thee. My 31 year old taste buds thank thee for your powerful musk.

Italian wines smell like my grandfather. He was a Don. Capital D and all. Dark, spiced perfume of hot cinnamon, blackberry compote, cherry pie, a tannery, and black pepper.

Tannins are welcome here. A muted acidity allows the purity of the fruit and the smokey warmth of the baking spices to glow.
— 9 months ago

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De Forville

Moscato d'Asti

Classically made and beautiful. — 6 years ago

De Forville

Loreto Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2018

Always a favorite of mine. The 2018 “Loreto” is full of character. The wine pours a deep ruby with translucent core and very slight staining of the tear. On the nose, the wine is redolent of tar and roses with abundant cherry fruit and dried herbs. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with ample structure. However, it comes across quite round relative to the most recent, vintages. Again, some serious cherry fruit with dried herbs and dusty earth. Finish is long and savory. A generous “Loreto” which is expected, given the vintage, but just hits the marks I want from it with aplomb. — 5 months ago

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De Forville

Rabajà Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1985

A bit past it’s prime but still very nice. Double decanted. It evolved quite a bit over time. Earth and balsamic at first, then heavy tar, rich dark fruit followed. — 2 years ago

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De Forville

Langhe Arneis

Stone fruits with a nutty finish. A great wine for Macon lovers — 6 years ago

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De Forville

Dolcetto d'Alba 2012

Tart cherries, intense dry woodiness, a bit of a gamey olive-like flavor. Not bad! — 7 years ago