Monferrato, Piedmont

Scarpa (Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa)

La Selva di Moirano Monferrato Freisa 2006

Not a lot of experience with 100% Freisa with age, this was killer. The wild and rustic tannins have shown some integration, yet their grainy appeal is still there. Crushed strawberries and fruit leather mixed up with alpine amaro herbs, sweet and bitingly bitter at the same time. Earthy. Crushed our pizza dinner at Cotogna — 6 days ago

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Podere ai Valloni

Gratus Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo Uva Rara 2015

Rustic and zesty. It’s got crunchy wild cherry fruit and loads of wet Novarese gravel, with a little barnyard funk. Lively and crisp in the mouth, with a bit of chalky tannin to give it a little physicality. It was fantastic to wash down pasta bolognese.

UPDATE: On night two, this wine has put on a bit of weight. Upping rating from 8.9 to 9.0.
— 4 days ago

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Bruno Giacosa

Falletto di Serralunga D'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 2003

Reddish with some amber. Delicate nose, or maybe so sitting next to a Beaucastel that is like smelling salts. Notes of black cherry, red rose, some sappy fruit and a little earth. Nicely balanced in the mouth, better than I expected for the vintage. Not great but not bad. — a day ago

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Bersano

San Pietro Realto Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato 2011

Discovered this while touring Barolo. Rare grape. Excellent from front to finish. Starts with pleasant floral with pepper in the middle. Well balanced and unique. Taking some home. — 16 days ago

Cantine Valpane

Euli Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese

Very delicious. Great for the price point. Easy drinking. — 2 days ago

Fontanafredda

Serralunga d'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Shay A
9.2

A new Italian wine to me, courtesy of @Mark Flesher opening this alongside his ‘16 Kistler Hudson. I tend to enjoy my Italian wines with bigger fruit and this one was pretty close to hitting that. Still has classic notes of tar, rose petal and bing cherries, but the fruit has shed its harsh tartness of its youth with age and is channeling some darker mulled traits. Mark mentioned cola as a note when we were tasting this and I think that was one of the main notes that stood out here. — 9 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Black cherry and mulberry on the nose and entry. Nose has a red cola note that doesn't seem to translate to the palate. A little bit of tobacco and bay leaf here. A little atypical for your typical Barolo for sure. More on the lean side. Finishes with some dried herb and sweeter young oak tannin and almost with a BBQ Lay's potato chip finish. Can almost taste the light toast on the barrels. I am really not sure how many more years this one has on it, but drinking well now and glad I decided to open it
9.2

La Bollina

Tinetta Monferrato Chiaretto Nebbiolo 2018

An excellent Rose! Bright, cherry, red berry and Rose petals. I'm not usually a Rose fan, but this was wonderful on a warm day. — a day ago

Marchesi di Barolo

Maràia Barbera del Monferrato

Rich deep berries, acidic with nice tannins on the finish. Floral and herbal nose. — 3 days ago

Cascina Ebreo

Torbido! Nebbiolo 2006

Absolutely delicious
Made in the area of Novello apparently, but tastes like it is from Serralunga ( licorice hype🤣)
To call this just nebbiolo sounds underestimating its breed
Very intense, long and complex
Tannin nearly resolved, but so velvety nevertheless
Super lucky find
— 16 days ago

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Bruno Giacosa

Montefico Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1971

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny. Translucent and bright appearance. Medicinal nose. Notes of dark fruit, spice, earth. Powerful perfume. In the mouth it’s refined and has great structure. Someone guessed old DRC, I’m in the Chambolle region. Nobody sensed Italian even with this bottle following the ‘71 A Conterno. Later in the evening it was full power Nebbiolo tho. Great treat to try this rare Giacosa vineyard. — 8 days ago

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