Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero and other faces of Nebbiolo in Piedmont is the name of the Go Wine event held on October 15th at Savoy in Rome.
As usual, this Go Wine event has proved to be a delicious proposal for the palates of lovers of good wine. The choice of a vine, Nebbiolo, which we personally consider the prince of Italian vines, allows us to confront some of the best expressions of our country’s enology, with a truly remarkable variety of interpretations.
The influence of the terroir strongly marks each different production and a slightly different exposure (within the same vineyards) is sufficient to provide different results on the palate. In fact, each producer, even though possibly located in restricted territorial areas, often offers different crus that differ only for a few meters away of the vines. One hundred meters of altitude more or less, or a hundred meters of different exposure, are enough to change the cards on the table and obtain a wine “different” from the previous one. Without prejudice, of course, to the methods of vinification and aging.
This time, we noticed the presence of many rather “young” vintages and a rather “modern” approach to winemaking, which contributes to a taste not really to our liking. Not so much in the ripening of the tannins, as in a certain, widespread, “sourness” that we do not like in this type of wine. Of course, entirely personal opinion. The fact remains that on this occasion too there were several examples that we greatly appreciated.
To close the event, once again the presence of the Sibona Distillery has allowed us to appreciate some of its numerous and excellent grappas.
An applause goes (once again) to the organization, which managed to give rise to a similar event despite the well-known (and always worsening) current difficulties.
As always, when the offer is so abundant, we had to make selections before tasting. We then asked the producers to be able to taste a Barolo cru and a Barbaresco that they considered significant. Where not available, we have focused on a Nebbiolo or a Roero. In the Enoteca, on the other hand, we went more casually, as the producers were not present. Unfortunately, in order not to get too confused, this time we have completely neglected bubbles and whites, but a new opportunity will happen and … we will try to repair.
Below, the tested labels and our evaluations.
Simposio – Barolo DOCG 2016 3 ♦♦♦ ½
Pajore – Barbaresco DOCG 2017 ♦♦♦♦
Gabutti – Barolo DOCG 2015 ♦♦♦ ½
Vigna Mompissano – Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC ♦♦♦ ½
Panera Alta Riserva – Roero DOCG 2016 ♦♦♦♦ ½
Serradenari – Barolo DOCG 2016 3 ♦♦♦ ½
Nassone – Dolcetto d’Alba Superiore DOC 2018 ♦♦♦ ½
Marcarini – Barbaresco DOCG 2015 ♦♦♦♦
Casot – Barbaresco Riserva DOCG 2015 ♦♦♦♦
Barolo DOCG 2015 ♦♦♦♦
Ginis – Roero Riserva DOCG 2015 ♦♦♦ ½
PRODUTTORI NEBBIOLO DI CAREMA
Sarmassa – Carema Riserva DOC 2016 ♦♦♦ ½
FRANCESCO RINALDI & FIGLI
Barolo DOCG 2016 ♦♦♦ ½
I Patriarchi – Barbaresco DOCG 2017 ♦♦♦ ½
Vallegrande – Barbaresco DOCG 2015 ♦♦♦ ½
Albugnano Superiore DOCG 2017 ♦♦♦♦
TENUTA SAN MAURO
Barbaresco DOCG 2015 ♦♦♦ ½
♦♦♦ ½ Very Good
♦♦♦♦ ½ Almost Perfect
Note: The number of tastings from the various producers is exclusively linked to the case and the variations of the moment. For this reason in some cases we taste different wines from a producer and maybe, only one from others. We cannot taste them all, of course, and therefore also the choice of which producers to test is due exclusively to chance or to our desire to evaluate specific vines or terroirs.
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