Barbaresco, Barolo, (& Langhe)

We have received a few new Barolos and Barbarescos into the shop the last couple of weeks and the pricing on them is quite attractive.  Here’s the list of what’s come in as well a few less expensive Langhe Nebbiolos to get you through the midweek.

Barbaresco

2015 Costa di Bussia, Serre dei Roveri Barbaresco  $28
A delicious Barbaresco with classic aromas of cherries, currants and rose petals.  Mouth: very juicy and stimulating to the palate, spicy notes of licorice at the end.

2016 Giordano, Barbaresco Cavanna  $34
Loaded with flavors of spicy red fruit, crushed flowers, sage, and blood orange. Bright acid and gritty tannins assure that this wine will only get better over the next 5-8 years

2015 Pelissero, Barbaresco Nubiola  $45
Racy and exuberant on the palate, with terrific fruit density, the 2015 Barbaresco Nubiola captures the exuberant side of the year nicely. Fruity and floral notes that go from the ripe red fruit to the officinal herbs. Soft, tasty, velvety at the same time, leaves on the taste buds a note of sweetness and roundness typical of ripe grape with a slightly dry and astringent closure that distinguishes the Nebbiolo.

Barolo

2015 Luigi Pira, Serralunga Barolo  $35
From 55-year-old vines.  The nose reveals a classic Barolo, fresh and elegant in its notes of leather, hay, earth and spices. On the palate it is round, well balanced between acidity and tannins, very persistent.

2013 Ascheri, Barolo  $42
Produced in the traditional way with a blend of different vineyards, the Ascheri is rich and intense garnet red color composite bouquet of sweet spices, dried flowers, leather and   undergrowth harmonious, well-structured with elegant tannins and great balance and  complexity

2014 Renato Ratti, Barolo Marcenasco  $45
The 2014 Barolo Marcenasco offers dark and rich aromas of pressed rose with dark fruit, smoke and tar. The fruit almost appears to be on the ripe side, yet the wine also reveals the depth and the sophistication of aged Nebbiolo. In the mouth it has touches of sour cherry fruit on the close.  91pts Parker.

2019 Ca’ del Baio, Langhe Nebbiolo  $15
A vibrant, medium-bodied red from Piedmont with no oak contact. This wine features bright cherry along with the earth and tobacco finish of good Nebbiolo. Zingy acidity and granular tannins make this versatile pairing.

2018 Cantina del Pino, Langhe Nebbiolo  $23
Grown in Barbaresco and aged for eight months in stainless steel this wine has all the fruity and spicy characteristics of a traditional Barbaresco, but it is meant to be consumed young. Complex and smooth with good structure of fruit and tannins.

2016 Pelissero, Langhe Nebbiolo  $25
A very serious wine at this level, as it has considerable tannic clout underpinning the fruit. Lifted aromatics, finely sculpted red fruits and firm tannins are front and center it packs a good bit of energy and intensity into its mid-weight frame. The Langhe Nebbiolo is a tank of Vie Erte Barbaresco juice given a shorter aging time of five months in tank and five months in cask.

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