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December 2013

A Taste of Barbaresco and More
Pio Cesare, La Spinetta and Cigliuti reveal the charms of Barbaresco, young and mature
Posted: Dec 10, 2013 3:50pm ET

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging from Italy's Piedmont region, where he is visiting growers and tasting the new vintages that will be released in the United States in 2014. In this installment, he tastes the Barbarescos and more at Pio Cesare, La Spinetta and Cigliuti. Here are his notes.


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A Day in Serralunga d’Alba
Tasting the latest vintages at Giovanni Rosso, Schiavenza and Rivetto
Posted: Dec 4, 2013 2:40pm ET

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging from Italy's Piedmont region, where he is visiting growers and tasting the new vintages that will be released in the United States in 2014. He spent a day in Serralunga d'Alba to taste the most recent vintages at Giovanni Rosso, Schiavenza and Rivetto. Here are his notes.


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Raising the Bar at Oddero
More than a decade of fine-tuning is paying off with a fine range of 2010 Barolos
Posted: Dec 2, 2013 3:40pm ET

My first stop in Piedmont was at Oddero (I last visited here in November 2010), where Maria Cristina and Isabella Oddero are at the helm, along with enologist Luca Veglio. This is a very traditional house, with firm, long-lived Barolos, an elegant Barbaresco from the Gallina cru in Neive, a fruity Langhe Nebbiolo and two Barberas, one from Alba and another from Asti.

Since Maria Cristina took over from her father in 1997, she has been observing the vineyards carefully and, along with moving toward organic farming, has changed some small details, both in the vines and in the cellar.


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