Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Spanna Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo

8.916 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Novaresi, Novara, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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8.8

The 2015 Spanna is another gorgeous value-priced wine in this range. Bright floral notes and sweet red berry fruit give the 2015 freshness and airiness to match its restrained light-bodied personality. Gracious and ethereal, Vallana's Spanna is a great introduction to the Vallana wines. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2015 Spanna is another gorgeous value-priced wine in this range. Bright floral notes and sweet red berry fruit give the 2015 freshness and airiness to match its restrained light-bodied personality. Gracious and ethereal, Vallana's Spanna is a great introduction to the Vallana wines. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 28th, 2020
Jordan Wardlaw

This 2015 Spanna was a delight, showing a decidedly softer and more fruit-driven personality- delicate floral layers and a bit of licorice and fennel to be found here as well. I'm having fun reading reviews of very old vintages, and this is certainly one I will revisit. Available for as little as $18, this is a wonderful value play.

This 2015 Spanna was a delight, showing a decidedly softer and more fruit-driven personality- delicate floral layers and a bit of licorice and fennel to be found here as well. I'm having fun reading reviews of very old vintages, and this is certainly one I will revisit. Available for as little as $18, this is a wonderful value play.

Jan 14th, 2018
Wendy Williams

Purchased at South Lyndale

Purchased at South Lyndale

Apr 15th, 2021
jason carey DipWSET

Pure silky delightful.

Pure silky delightful.

Feb 27th, 2021
Francisco Tezen

The house go-to Nebbiolo (thanks for the intro our friends at Colonie, Brooklyn). Bright cherry fruit, earthy, with tobacco notes. Sublime.

The house go-to Nebbiolo (thanks for the intro our friends at Colonie, Brooklyn). Bright cherry fruit, earthy, with tobacco notes. Sublime.

May 11th, 2020
J. Kim
8.0

The fruit is pure and ripe but shallow while the aroma is not clean and too simple.

The fruit is pure and ripe but shallow while the aroma is not clean and too simple.

Oct 29th, 2019
Neel Master

Clear red fruit, good concentration, , a bit of rusticity with the tannin. Nice bottle

Clear red fruit, good concentration, , a bit of rusticity with the tannin. Nice bottle

Dec 7th, 2018
aisforalan

delicious. nice prominent tannins. velvet, like a velvet painting. hints of rubber. some oak. wet forest leaves. bark. buy again from flatiron.

delicious. nice prominent tannins. velvet, like a velvet painting. hints of rubber. some oak. wet forest leaves. bark. buy again from flatiron.

Nov 11th, 2018
David D

Medium+ bodied. Thick, velvety-tannin extravaganza, mellow acid. Lots of tar and dried flower, iron, rubber, damp earth, cranberry, some oak. Another good one from this vineyard—had the Campi Raudii 2007 a few weeks prior. NY Times 20 under $20 list, 2018. From Flatiron Wines.

Medium+ bodied. Thick, velvety-tannin extravaganza, mellow acid. Lots of tar and dried flower, iron, rubber, damp earth, cranberry, some oak. Another good one from this vineyard—had the Campi Raudii 2007 a few weeks prior. NY Times 20 under $20 list, 2018. From Flatiron Wines.

Nov 11th, 2018
Stuart Pollack

Excellent cheap Nebbiolo, and one of the best values I have had. Excellent cranberry fruitiness and perfect with pizza. Cherry flavor and nose. One cannot do better in red wine for under $15.

Excellent cheap Nebbiolo, and one of the best values I have had. Excellent cranberry fruitiness and perfect with pizza. Cherry flavor and nose. One cannot do better in red wine for under $15.

Oct 6th, 2018