Celebrating La Festa del Piemonte 2021: Piemonte Notes from the Delectable Community

Vinous’ La Festa del Piemonte 2021 starts tomorrow, Saturday January 30th with a Barbaresco masterclass hosted by Antonio Galloni featuring 12 reference point producers. Sunday sees Antonio host a virtual seminar on the wines of Alto Piemonte and an unmissable conversation with three of the Barolo's Young Guns rising stars. Tune into Vinous Live via Zoom or YouTube Live to join our two midweek seminars – Vineyards of Barolo on Thursday and Barolo BYOB , an open ended Q&A, on Friday. The festivities conclude on Saturday February 6th with the 2016 Barolo Masterclass . To celebrate La Festa del Piemonte, we have gathered various Piemonte notes from the Delectable community. Cheers!

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Had 2 of these right after release and now first one after about a year in between. This is still young, primary and tight just as you expect but the density of fruit, pedigree and power is more evident. Nice nose full of cherry, raspberry and strawberry complemented by wiff of smoke. On palate the tannins and acidity is prominent but in line with the fruit. This is enjoyable with food (had this with osso buco) and best as pop and pour. On 2nd day it is more turned itself. Remains to be seen if this closes down completely in near fjture or not. But definitely worth all the praise from the press. I need to add few mafs to my stash for the long haul — a month ago

Keaton, David and 11 others liked this

G.D. Vajra

Bricco delle Viole Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

I take back anything bad I ever said about Barolo. This is killer. Rose and herbs with hints of raspberry on aeration. Soft red fruits. Tannins weren’t overwhelming. Was perfect with rosemary lemon roast chicken on BGE. — 2 months ago

Andrew, Lars and 7 others liked this
Andrew Liguori

Andrew Liguori

Apologies accepted
Lars Fasel

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Bric Balin Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

Gorgeous Barbaresco...soft and perfumed...against the Barolo from La Morra..could be tough to tell each apart! More menthol and sweet tobacco here...acid/alcohol/tannin at medium plus...great finish... — a month ago

Ryan McClellanMichael Long
with Ryan and Michael
Bill, Tony and 6 others liked this


Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Fantastic Barolo found at the wine shop on Main. Would definitely drink again! — 2 months ago

Brian, Paul and 4 others liked this
Pablo Garcia

Pablo Garcia

Doesn’t it need to age longer?? How were the tannins??? I have a bunch of these bottles but thought it will be better to wait

Azienda Agricola Brovia

Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Alex Jones

Candied fruit, dark cherry and goodness. — 2 years ago

Keith, Sharon and 1 other liked this

Paitin di Pasquero-Elia

Serraboella Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

Mouth puckering acid. Tart cherry. Perfumed. Delicate. Plenty of tannin. Great with a plate of prozhoot and some gobbagool. Maybe lacks a bit of concentration if I’m being a critic. — a month ago

Kenneth, Eric and 16 others liked this

Mauro Franchino

Gattinara Nebbiolo 2015

Shy and closed aromas at first, but shortly opens up with some aeration with an enchanting, vivid and highly complex approach. Dried strawberries, red cherries, mint, blood orange, bitter orange and a controlled volatile - incense like lift. With a steely minerality and an earthy canvas
A high acidity and pronounced tannins which grasps the gum upon entry before spreading across the cheeks with drying texture that surrounds and is balanced by good fruit concentration with a strong and evolving mid palate through a complete finish that is closing with a sweet red fruit profile despite being a bit tart and rowdy upon entry. Day 2 and it’s taken on a more rounded and welcoming profile.
— 25 days ago

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G.D. Vajra

Coste & Fossati Dolcetto d'Alba 2018


#dolcetto #piemonte more charcoal and ash to this vintage and this vintage and mineral and fine grained tannins less dense. First vintage going back to submerged cap. — 6 months ago

Daniel P., Raul and 5 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

Soft Nebbiolo flavors- lightly tannic. Opened up with some air and a little warmth. Seemed to get better and better. Had it with homemade grilled sausage, onions and peppers. Very nice all by its lonesome, too. — a month ago

Tom, Severn and 2 others liked this

G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Delicious...we gave it five hours in the decanter. Attractive darkness mid-palate. Herbaceous, dried thyme, cherries, attenuated finish. Clear, singing Nebbiolo with a long life ahead of it. — a month ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Severn, Byron and 8 others liked this