Stone fruits & white flowers on the nose, a bit of pear, nice waxiness, lemon curd.
Lemon peel, full in the mouth, refreshing.
After some airing, a mineral bonanza.
Goes well with a treat from further south
Spaghetti ala vongole w chili.
— a day ago
N: lemon, white peach, a little cheese rind, tarragon
P: lots of salinity and stony minerality join on the palate
Really nice food wine. Had w shrimp scampi on cauliflower gnocchi — 9 months ago
Rich with equal parts honey and lemon. I love the style of Northern Italy and this could be anything from Piedmont to Alto Adige. Golden glow, sweet perfumes, viscous foundation. Aromas of honey lemon almond marzipan, a bed of flowers, smoke and hint of mint. Very worth my while. — 2 years ago
Crisp, mineral with lovely nose. Great bottle at Bar Mario — 4 months ago
The 72 mo. Erbaluce, non dosage. Starts very tight. Time and air bring light straw, dried honey, astringency on the palate fading into mineral, talc, white rocks, lemons/limes. Amazingly lithe for a 72 mo. No heaviness.
Thanks@ FassSelections. — 6 months ago
Pretty good — 3 years ago
Sparkling Erbaluce in Alba from benchmark producer. Learned that outside of Canavese, the name Erbaluce cannot be used. It seems that sometimes the Italians - and Alto Piedmontese (a name we in the US bestowed on a them) let their hyper local regional alliances and squabbles - undermine their global marketability. Some in the older generation and most of new generation seem to get this, but the consortia continue to resist… — 5 months ago
Crazy orange color. Nose mostly closed with some dried fruit and dried floral notes. Reminiscent of white Rioja (e.g. R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia, Gravonia) by its waxy dried apricot notes and overall dried fruit aspect - but much more fruity and a very good food wine. Very much easier than the Tondonia; I like but others may not. Too bad. — 2 years ago