Nebbiolo

Bruno Giacosa 2005 Barolo Le Rocche Falletto Piedmont

This incomparable producer owns vineyards in the Serralunga d’Alba, La Morra, and Barbaresco regions of Piedmont. Those who admire the massive flavors and incredible balance of Giacosa’s wines will not be disappointed by this Barolo, which shows layers of sweet raspberry, cocoa, dried rose petals, and roasted meat.

Vietti 2005 Barolo Lazzarito Piedmont

Vietti winemaker and industry visionary Alfredo Currado passed away this year, leaving the estate in the capable hands of his son, Luca. The Nebbiolo grapes used to make this Barolo are sourced from 39-year-old vines in the Lazzarito Vineyard in Serralunga. This wine is aged for over two years, first in French oak barrels, then […]

Pio Cesare 2004 Barolo Ornato

Tasting notes: Elegant and amazing, this wine is ripe, lush, beefy, and tangy with acidity and depth of flavor. It goes long and deep on the palate, revealing spiced plum and ripe berries. Worth knowing: Pio Boffa—great-grandson of the eponymous founder of Pio Cesare—brought this Piemontese producer noted for its classic wines into the modern […]

Massolino 2001 Barolo Margheria

Tasting notes: Shines with lovely, complex fruit and amazing elegance. Racy, long, fresh, and charming. Can be drunk now or cellared for many years. Worth knowing: This fourth-generation producer is based in Serralunga d’Alba, a small town in the heart of the Barolo production district. The landscape here is dominated by the tall 14th-century Castello […]