Rizieri Barolo DOCG
Rizieri is located among the beautiful hills of Diano D'Alba, in the heart of Langhe, at an average altitiude of 350 metres. Most of the vineyard work is done by hand. The harvest is entirely by hand. They closely follow the principles of sustainable agriculture as set by the Piedmont Region. Production of the Barolo is from a single vineyard in La Morra. Tasting notes - On the nose it opens with aromas suggesting underbrush, chopped sage, wild berry and a whiff of leather. On the full-bodied and clean palate, notes of cinnamon and licorice add depth to dark cherry and fresh raspberry. The tannins are fine and silky. Good natural acidity contributes to a great ageing potential. A Barolo in which the characteristics of the Nebbiolo grape are expressed in their most delicate and elegant form.
Cantine San Silvestro Barolo DOCG Patres
Rivetto Langhe Nebbiolo
An extremely pleasing and drinkable wine, and although it has a high alcohol grade this never overpowers its fruity character. Its red colour has Bordeaux reflections and the slow trickle from the edge of the glass confirms its optimal concentration and good body. The palate is caressed by a smooth tannin content typical of the Nebbiolo grape and by a warm and enveloping flavour.
A stunning value, Sottimanos Langhe Nebbiolo is colloquially known as a baby Barbaresco, coming as it does from the Barbaresco cru of Basarin. The declassified fruit from these young (15 yo) vines, gives a light to medium bodied wine, showing bright red fruits and spices, with hints of dried rose, cherries and tobacco. Beautifully refined Nebbiolo tannins round out the fresh, vibrant finish. About as good an introduction to Nebbiolo as you can get and a great match for salumi, red meats, pasta and pizza.
Luciano Sandrone Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba
Luciano Sandrone crafts wines of profound integrity, purity and deep expression. The Valmaggiore vineyard in the Roero hills, on the left bank of the Tanaro river, is one of the best historic sources of origin and quality. Already in the nineteenth century, the Nebbiolo grapes grown in this vineyard were so highly regarded that they dictated the price for the entire territory.
Manuel Marinacci Barbaresco
A ruby red colour with medium intensity of black fruit. On the palate, dry, with high acidity, medium body, medium tannin, medium flavour intensity and a long finish.
Tar & Roses Nebbiolo
Don Lewis (ex Mitchelton) and Narelle King have come together to form Tar & Roses and this is the wine that encapsulates the winery name like no other. From their Heathcote vineyards this striking red shows flavours of dark berries, sweet fruit and wild flowers.
Rocche Costamagna Barolo DOCG
Nervi Conterno Gattinara Nebbiolo
Nervi is a historic, benchmark Gattinara producer with 28.5ha of highly-prized Nebbiolo vineyards across the appellation, in the northern part of Piedmont. The modern Nervi was founded in 1906 by Luigi Nervi. The Gattinara wine is drawn from across the estate, including declassified material from both Molsino and Valferana. The Nervi family ran the estate until the 1990s, and in 2011 it was purchased by investors who brought in the leading Barolo figure Roberto Conterno as a consultant. "Gattinara represents the purest expression of the northern [Piedmont] zones." Vino Italiano -- David Lynch and Joe Bastianich In May 2018 Conterno purchased the estate. Gattinara was awarded DOC status in 1967, and upgraded to DOCG in 1990. Gravelly clay soils remnants of an ancient collapsed volcano -- are rich in granite and other minerals including iron, zinc, magnesium and manganese. The terroir gives the wines a distinct minerality which sets them apart from the neighbouring appellations. Molsino matures for at least four years in large oak vats.