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Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba Vigna Valmaggiore 2016
Italy >Piedmont >Alba
(JS=94) Very tight and focused with orange peel, chocolate and hints of bright fruit. Medium body, firm and silky finish. Structured and beautiful. Don’t forget Giacosa’s Nebbiolos! Drink now. (RP=93) I am a huge fan of this vineyard site in the Roero region. The 2016 Nebbiolo d'Alba Vigna Valmaggiore serves to encourage and confirm my enthusiasm. The Valmaggiore vineyard is home to dangerously steep rows that make farming extremely laborious. The effort is worth it, especially when you consider those delicate and nuanced berry aromas that so beautifully permeate the bouquet. Wild strawberry, cassis and blueberry are followed by pressed violet and bitter almond. Nor is the mouthfeel to be underestimated, as it provides ample structure and extra crunch on the tonic finish. This wine was bottled just three weeks prior to my tasting and is developing handsomely. (WS=90)Enticing, featuring delicate floral, cherry, strawberry and mineral flavors, allied to an elegant frame. Firm tannins hold court on the long finish, but this is balanced overall. Drink now through 2024. 1,175 cases made.
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