Vespolina

Colombera & Garella

Cascina Cottionano Coste della Sesia Rosso Nebbiolo Blend 2016

Matté
9.0

Lovely purity of berry compote along with an underlying ferrous, rusty nail type iron mineral character. With time in the glass there’s also some very attractive almond paste or pie crust notes, dried cranberry and yoghurt covered raisins.
In the mouth it’s incredibly approachable with fine grained tannins that are very well interpreted into the red currant and cranberry fruit. It’s refreshing, approachable and very food friendly as the acidity seems to be perfectly ripe in this vintage. Don’t think I’ve tasted a better vintage of this in the past 5 years or so. As with most Italians, food will elevate this. 👌🏽
— a month ago

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Boniperti Vignaioli

Favolalunga Vespolina 2016

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2016 Favolalunga is very pretty. Sweet red cherry, mint, pine, crushed flowers and licorice are all very nicely lifted in this gracious mid-weight Vespolina from Boniperti. The 2016 is subtle, nuanced and very expressive. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)
— 2 months ago

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Vini Barbaglia

Boca Nebbiolo Vespolina 2002

Amazing. Nose is their perfectly integrated melange of cherry licorice and spice.

Palate is incredibly fresh for an 8 year old wine.

An incredible bottle of Nebbiolo.

Bought from fass selections.
— 3 months ago

Keith, Severn and 5 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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Not Vespolina
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And not 2002

Le Piane

Boca Nebbiolo Blend 2010

Kevin Sidders
9.1

A little leaner Thani might have expected, but nicely elegant and balanced. Could go another decade easily. — 25 days ago

Curtis, Lavenia and 8 others liked this

Tenuta Monolo

Riserva Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 2001

Really wish I had more of this. I’d say a good hour decant would do this justice. The sweet dried rose petals, ripe red cherry, prune, moist leaves, damp wood, mushroom, clove and cinnamon really comes out the longer it sits. Just gorgeous. An initial juicy acidity coats the palate, then rushes down the sides of the tongue. There’s a similar tasting profile to the nose, with more cherry skin and potpourri. Hmmmm — a month ago

Colombera & Garella

Cascina Cottionano Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2016 Bramaterra Cascina Cottignano is bold, ample and super-expressive, although it is going to need at least a few years in bottle to be at its best. Even today, though, the wine's depth and overall resonance are both apparent. Dark red cherry, plum, spice, rose petal and earthy notes all flesh out in this potent, exotically rich Bramaterra. The 2016 is flat-out gorgeous, that's pretty much all there is to it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)
— 2 months ago

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Centovigne

Castello di Castellengo Rosso Della Motta Red Blend

A nice find. Acidity and tannin from the Nebbiolo, smoothed out by some Vespolina. — 15 days ago

Proprieta Sperino

Rosa del Rosa Coste della Sesia Nebbiolo Rosé 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2019 Sperino Rosa del Rosa is stunning, opening to reveal depths of ripe peach and strawberry, with hints of cumin, ginger, dried orange, and roses. It floods the palate with silky textures, tugging at the cheeks as zesty acids settle in, then soothing through sweet liquid florals and ripe fruit. The finish is long, showing a hint of fine tannins, yet not austere; instead tactile, perfectly balanced with a hint of savory spice and just begging me to take another sip. This is a blend of Nebbiolo and Vespolina, which is gorgeous right now, but it may even get better with a little time in the cellar. Frankly, it was hard to put the glass down. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2020) — a month ago

Cantine del Castello Conti Elena

Conti Origini Vino Rosso Nebbiolo Blend

Delicious and gulpable. Yum yum. And so affordable — 3 months ago