This bold Nebbiolo from Gozzelino is an incredible value - classic Piemontese Nebbiolo aromatics including dry rose petals, balsamic, and tart dark cherries make up the nose, whereas the structural elements take over on the palate, knocking us out with silky tannin and mouthwatering acidity.
We can barely restrain our excitement for this brand new wine from the best value producer in all of Italy. All of Elvio Tintero’s wines are spot on, delicious, and cheap! Delicious, classic Nebbiolo for 13 bucks? How can you beat it? With some fresh pasta, that’s how.
Before the Second World War Bramaterra produced more wine by volume than Barolo. While it’s much harder to find today, those who are in the know go to great lengths to find it. Fresh in its youth, but with Nebbiolo’s characteristic structure and grippy finish. Welcome to the club.
A true Piedmontese local, Gianluigi Lano is reserved, humble, and incredibly proud of local and family tradition. This nebbiolo from the rolling hills of Langhe is everything you want to see from the indigenous grape: red fruits, grippy tannins, and sturdy structure. Enjoy with some beef stew and polenta.
The brothers Fantino are masters of old-school Barolo. This bottling is nothing short of a masterpiece. From one of the best vintages in recent memory, theirs is young and grippy yet has a supreme sense of elegance. Drink it young with some air, or hide it away and watch it unfurl.
Carema is tucked away in the mountainous northern reaches of Piedmont, where Luigi Ferrando grows his ethereal Nebbiolo. “White Label” is a gorgeous, flowing bottling that is known for its incredible perfume of rose petal and licorice. This vibrant, seductive wine is released after 4 years of bottle aging.
This bottle of Nebbiolo may look playful but it is anything but. In 2005 the brothers Fantino submitted their Barolo Riserva to the labeling authorities too late, and were forced to declassify. They’ve done it since in rebellion. Their 2010 is a treasure, with notes of rose, citrus, and tobacco.
This is country wine made by a hometown boy who returned to his roots to make good. Matteo Baldin's winery in Bramaterra is small. Very small. In fact, he produces less than 450 cases of wine each year. But what he does produce is certainly getting noticed. Kròs is a super fun, juicy red wine that shows off just how zippy wines from this corner of northern Piedmont can be. It's not meant for long meditations or longwinded dissertations. This is a wine that is meant for long afternoons at the table, arguing and laughing with friends, breaking bread, passing bottles. Tangy cranberry and red cherry, a bit of mint, some stony minerality, and the warm grip of tannins - this is real wine, wine to share, wine to enjoy with a Bolognese, a radicchio salad or a pizza.