Colombera & Garella

Cascina Cottionano Coste della Sesia Rosso Nebbiolo Blend

9.0168 ratings
9.036 pro ratings
Coste Della Sesia, Biella - Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo, Croatina, Vespolina
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
Top Notes For
Ceccherini Cristiano

Quite enjoyable
Fairly complex nose that ranges from a dark cherry and blueberry to rose petals, tar, incense, leather and a touch of licorice
Long after taste
It is a real pity the dusty tannin that doesn't exalt the wine at all

Quite enjoyable
Fairly complex nose that ranges from a dark cherry and blueberry to rose petals, tar, incense, leather and a touch of licorice
Long after taste
It is a real pity the dusty tannin that doesn't exalt the wine at all

Dec 21st, 2020
Aschwin de Wolf

This wine nicely straddles the line between an accessible Nebbiolo and a crisper high-altitude red. There is an interesting note of mint in the aroma. Firm acids but not too sharp. Well integrated red with with bright berry flavors, and dusty, mild, tannins.

This wine nicely straddles the line between an accessible Nebbiolo and a crisper high-altitude red. There is an interesting note of mint in the aroma. Firm acids but not too sharp. Well integrated red with with bright berry flavors, and dusty, mild, tannins.

Oct 14th, 2020
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

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. 👌🏽

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. 👌🏽

Jun 6th, 2020
Jae Cho

There's no better match for pasta bolognese. Cranberries and cherries and dare I say hint of cannabis?

There's no better match for pasta bolognese. Cranberries and cherries and dare I say hint of cannabis?

Jun 2nd, 2018
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.0

Rusted Nails & Rose Petals

Rusted Nails & Rose Petals

Mar 10th, 2018
Jessica Hereth

Sommelier/Wine Director Olympic Provisions

9.0

She left a week to roam
Your protector's coming home
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She left a week to roam
Your protector's coming home
Keep your secrets with you
Safe from the outside

Dec 23rd, 2017
Andrew Chen

Alto Piemonte never disappoints. Northerly Nebbiolo married with Croatina and Vespolina is always a go for me. Most importantly, don't sleep on Cristiano Garella!

Alto Piemonte never disappoints. Northerly Nebbiolo married with Croatina and Vespolina is always a go for me. Most importantly, don't sleep on Cristiano Garella!

2 people found it helpfulNov 12th, 2014
Nils Paulson

Sales Martine's Wines

8.9

Bumping up my score. This is ridiculously delicious for $20.

Bumping up my score. This is ridiculously delicious for $20.

2 people found it helpfulOct 21st, 2014
Paul Shaked

Güt

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2 people found it helpfulOct 19th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.3

Everything great about Nebbiolo without the young tannins or high price. 👌👌👌

Everything great about Nebbiolo without the young tannins or high price. 👌👌👌

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2016