Monferrato, Piedmont

Scarpa (Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa)

La Selva di Moirano Monferrato Freisa 2006

30 minutes in and the dark and dried fruit opened, mixing well with the soft tannins. First time having a 14yo Freisa, and will definitely buy more. — 9 hours ago

Cantina del Signore

Il Putto Gattinara Nebbiolo 2016

Lyle Fass
9.5

This is a super brilliant wine but demands 2-3 years of age. It’s so focused and tight now. Nose is somewhat reticent now even after 30 minutes. Gorgeous mineral, sour cherries, mid season cherries, gorgeous fresh leaves just fallen from the tree in early autumn. As it gets going it gets a super perfume, with moss, other forest scents as well. A superb nose that gives off a super sense of place. Remarkable in its detail and vividness. Palate has insane fruit saturation and concentration but also remarkable detail but it is going a f. Big, but ripe tannins and such density . Talk about palate staining. Insane acidity, freshness but man what length. It just clings onto your palate with such unreal intensity and never lets go. I’ll be back in a few hours as this will improve. 9.4 for now.

After 2 hours this crosses the crucial 9.4/9.5 barrier as the fruit is just unconscious but framed but absolutely sick minerality and tannins have velvetized. Awesome.
— 2 days ago

Severn, Keith and 8 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Brovia

La Villerina Secca Langhe Freisa 2017

I don’t hide the fact that I’m a massive fan of Brovia and their Freisa which they produce in a dry, still style is among my favorite values in all of Piedmont. The grapes for this wine come from the Villero cru and are aged exclusively in stainless steel. Production is extremely minuscule with under 1000 bottles made per year however, tracking some down is well worth the effort. The 2017 version has aromas of dark blackberries, roses, and tar while the palate is packed with strawberries, mulberries, blueberries and dried herbs. Impressive structure with mouth-drying tannins and snappy acidity leading to a long, tongue-smacking finish. Capable of aging? Yes, and probably would be an interesting one to follow over the next five to ten years. That being said, these are really meant to be consumed on the younger side while we wait for the Barolo’s to mature 😉. This bottle was paired with the “kamikaze” lasagna we got last night from Au Courant which, as it happens, was also my source for this bottle. — 6 days ago

Hermes, Arden and 8 others liked this

Ercole

Barbera del Monferrato 2018

Great floral flavor. Not too strong. Great deal at $20 for a liter. — a month ago

Damiano Cavallini

“Caramino” Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2017

Lyle Fass
9.2

@Delectable Wine this is Damiano Cavallini Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo “Caramino”. Thanks!

Gorgeous nose. Reminds me of SLB 1er Cru made from Nebbiolo. Gorgeous pure mid season cherry fruit. Loads of tweed jacket. Smoke, minerals and tar. Up the wazoo florals. So aromatic and fragrant. Palate has terrific acid and freshness and dazzling purity. Sour and mid season cherries galore. Ripe and juicy tannins and lovely persistence. Rustic in the best way but clean. Love rustically clean wines. Very juicy and zippy. That acid is Fassy and fass approved. Man those cherries! Nice ripe tannins provide structure and depth. Very sappy and pure.
— 7 days ago

Chris, Severn and 6 others liked this

Crivelli

Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato 2017

Yummy. Savory prune, stewed cherry, raspberry, mellow tannins and acids, a little black pepper. From Fermented Grapes. — a month ago

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Azienda Agricola Negro Angelo e Figli

Non Filtrato Arneis 2018

This does not taste how it looks. Much tamer than what you’d expect from yeasty slugs swimming around unsupervised in a haze. Silvery green almondy notes and candied banana Runtz (remember those?). Also lemon, green apple. Strong acid but far from vinegar. Powerfully potent at 13.5%. — 6 days ago

Michael, Neil and 19 others liked this
Beth Hamilton

Beth Hamilton

“Yeasty slugs swimming around unsupervised in a haze.” Yes.