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Italian Indigenous Varietals: Nebbiera Nera

This week’s variety is one I had never heard of called Nebbiera Nera. As you might expect from the name, its a cross between Nebbiolo and Barbera made by Professor Giovanni Dalmasso at the Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura in Conegliano in 1938. 160 more words

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Cossetti Clemente e Figli Barbera D'Asti Superior 2014, Italy

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Fruity nose of cherries, sweet raspberries, strawberries, light wood, licorice, spices, herbs, cherry pie and light black pepper. 100 more words

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The Random Samples (Imports)—4/13/2018

It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme:  701 more words


Abattoir Blues

🇮🇹 Barbera d’Asti 2015
6/10 – Good Value

Long legs like a supermodel and smells just as sweet. Though you will need to cover her in fur in winter as she doesn’t like the cold. 170 more words


A few Taste Bud-worthy Barberas

Barbera is probably not the sexiest grape to write about. It’s not the kind of trophy wine you see on top of wine tasting lists. And yet, it’s one of Italy’s most-planted native grapes. 1,020 more words


Cossetti Clemente e Figli La Vinga Vecchia Barbera D'Asti Superior 2014, Italy

Pretty ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose blueberries, cherries, strawberries, wood, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, leather, mint and black pepper. 95 more words

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In The Vineyards With: Olek Bondonio (Barbaresco, Piedmont)

When you go to visit winemakers in Barbaresco and Barolo, you probably expect established stately families, snobbish talk and high prices to justify the extensive and inaccessible wine cellars. 409 more words