Il Chiosso

Colline Novarese Nebbiolo

9.217 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Novaresi, Novara, Piedmont, Italy
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Super aromatic and distinctly rustic and charming nose of smoke, tar, red cherries and spices. Terrific stuff. Palate is juicy and tannic with lovely cherry fruit and terrific acidic lift. Needs 45 minutes or so to get in it's zone and achieve its balance. Wonderful mouthfeel.

Super aromatic and distinctly rustic and charming nose of smoke, tar, red cherries and spices. Terrific stuff. Palate is juicy and tannic with lovely cherry fruit and terrific acidic lift. Needs 45 minutes or so to get in it's zone and achieve its balance. Wonderful mouthfeel.

Sep 5th, 2017
Tom Casagrande

Man, does this drink above its weight. (These are night 2 notes, by the way.) Classic Novarese Neb nose of dark cherry, with a touch of moist earth and beautiful, deep stony minerality. Mouthfilling, with great fruit purity and minerals, soft, mouthcoating tannins, and lively acids. Blind, I would guess a top-flight Gattinara. Great value. Shoulda got more.

Man, does this drink above its weight. (These are night 2 notes, by the way.) Classic Novarese Neb nose of dark cherry, with a touch of moist earth and beautiful, deep stony minerality. Mouthfilling, with great fruit purity and minerals, soft, mouthcoating tannins, and lively acids. Blind, I would guess a top-flight Gattinara. Great value. Shoulda got more.

Apr 11th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Spices, tar, mineral, sour cherry, complex, floral. Palate is juicy, mineral and complex. Really juicy and fresh with focused minerals and terrific depth. Very good bang for the buck.

Spices, tar, mineral, sour cherry, complex, floral. Palate is juicy, mineral and complex. Really juicy and fresh with focused minerals and terrific depth. Very good bang for the buck.

Feb 5th, 2017
Riccardo Arrigoni

MAGNUM

Aug 17th, 2021
Michael Mallon

Excellent. Complex, balanced and well integrated. Violets and barnyard on the nose. On the palate: dark cherries, rhubarb, violets, earth, tar and smoke. Some minerality. Somewhat short herbaceous finish...still, excellent.

Excellent. Complex, balanced and well integrated. Violets and barnyard on the nose. On the palate: dark cherries, rhubarb, violets, earth, tar and smoke. Some minerality. Somewhat short herbaceous finish...still, excellent.

Aug 8th, 2018
Angelo Casagrande

Really nice wine. Fruity with great balance and some acidity asking for another sip. Had with orecchiette with rapini and roasted tomatoes ( among other things) and they were fabulous together. Earthy with a beautiful fruity, sour cherry character.

Really nice wine. Fruity with great balance and some acidity asking for another sip. Had with orecchiette with rapini and roasted tomatoes ( among other things) and they were fabulous together. Earthy with a beautiful fruity, sour cherry character.

Feb 8th, 2017
Matthew Cohen

Wow. Just super clean super concentrated medium cherry with great balancing acidity. Crazy juicy finish. Totally makes you salivate. Plus a hint of spice at the end. Great food wine. A remarkable wine for what it is. Bought from Fass selections.

Wow. Just super clean super concentrated medium cherry with great balancing acidity. Crazy juicy finish. Totally makes you salivate. Plus a hint of spice at the end. Great food wine. A remarkable wine for what it is. Bought from Fass selections.

Dec 11th, 2016
Teresa Garcia-Reyes

Celebrating the Fourth . . . With an Italian wine?!? Still, a very good, traditional Nebbiolo - great with the delicious food at Maiya's

Celebrating the Fourth . . . With an Italian wine?!? Still, a very good, traditional Nebbiolo - great with the delicious food at Maiya's

Jul 8th, 2013
Peter Patnaik

Peter had this 9 months ago

Peter had this 9 months ago

Jan 31st, 2021
Mike Harmon

Mike had this a year ago

Mike had this a year ago

Oct 28th, 2020