Valter Fissore, winemaker, Elvio Cogno (Photo ©Tom Hyland) In my previous post, I included an update on the most recent examples of 2012 Barolo I had tasted last fall in Piemonte. This is an excellent vintage, one where the wines offer great typicity. Here are notes on a few more wines: _____ At Elvio Cogno in Novello, Valter … Continue reading Still More 2012 Barolos – and a few older releases – Elvio Cogno and Poderi Oddero
The Tre Bicchieri awards of Gambero Rosso have been announced for 2015 and as usual, there are many familiar names on the list along with some welcome new ones. It’s a well thought out list, one that honors Italy’s most famous wine types such as Barolo, Brunello and Amarone along with many excellent wines that normally don’t … Continue reading Thoughts on Tre Bicchieri 2015
(Photo ©Tom Hyland) In a few short weeks, I will be in Alba for a special tasting called Nebbiolo Prima, an anteprima (preview) tasting of hundreds of new releases of wines produced exclusively from Nebbiolo. There will be releases of Roero Rosso from the 2011 vintage as well as similar wines from Barbaresco. But the highlight of … Continue reading Older Barolo – Terroir, Breeding and Class
If you’re a lover of Barolo, you are certainly familiar with great cru offerings from some of the most celebrated producers; these include wines such as Briccco Rocche from Ceretto, Bricco Boschis from Cavallotto, Rocche from Renato Ratti or any one of several from Roberto Voerzio (Brunate, Cerequio, La Serra, et al). There are dozens of … Continue reading The Best Barolo You’ve Probably Never Tried
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This past week I conducted a class at Perman Wine Selections in Chicago that included some of Italy’s finest and most famous wine types. I dubbed the class “Italy’s Killer B’s”; the wines tasted were examples of Brunello, Bolgheri, Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo.