We’ve received another tranche of wines from five top growers in Piemonte, Luciano Sandrone, Voerzio Martini, Mauro Veglio, Gianfranco Bovio and Crissante Alessandria, as usual, allocations are small, critical acclaim is very high, and demand often outpaces supply. All wines ready to ship.
Vintage notes 2013 – A cool growing season and late harvest produced gorgeous Barolos with striking aromatics and silky tannins
2014 – is a vintage where the purity of the Nebbiolo shows its best, Finesse and elegance are the hallmarks of this vintage and they are linked with the purity of the fruit.
I can’t think of too many producers in Piedmont (or anywhere, for that matter) that have been as consistently brilliant over that arc of time. Vinous
2014 Aleste Barolo – $184.95 – 93 Vinous
2014 Le Vigne Barolo – $159.95 – 96 Vinous
2016 Nebbiolo Valmaggiore – $59.95 – 94 Wine Advocate
“Voerzio” references Gianni Voerzio, whose family has made wine in the area since 1950. The original Voerzio family holdings were split in 1987, when brothers Roberto and Gianni opted to go their separate ways.
2013 Barolo La Serra – $99.95 – 94 James Suckling
A delicious old school style Barolo made from grapes grown in La Morra, Bovio brings out the more feminine characteristics of Nebbiolo, typically displaying notes of earth, flowers, and elegance.
2013 Barolo – $54.95 – 92 James Suckling
2013 Barolo Arborina – $72.95 – 93 James Suckling
Tucked away in the frazione of Santa Maria di La Morra is found the family cantina of Crissante Alessandria. The cantina’s story began in 1958, with the first commercial bottles produced in the 1970s when the estate was a tiny 2-3 hectares. The house style is traditional but with a keen eye on modernity.
2012 Barolo Capalot – $79.95 – 95 Points James Suckling
2012 Barolo Roggeri – $79.95 – 94 Points James Suckling
These are some of the prettiest wines I have tasted from Veglio, the 2014’s are bright, perfumed and super classy in every way. Vinous
2014 Barolo – $62.95 – 92 James Suckling