Diano d’Alba

A few kilometers far from Alba, Diano is divided in three separated areas: the historical center, the Talloria valley, where many wine-makers have their farms, and Ricca, where the industries are. From the castle walls it’s possible to see the Barolo vineyards and the hills of the Langhe. To the Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba the […]

Barolo wine vintages: 1990 – 2000

1990 (majestic) Extraordinary vintage. Exciting and complex wine, with a good structure, balance and consistency, elegant scent;rich and wide, with a generous taste, harmonic and fine tannin level and persistent structure; remarkably long-lived. 1991 (balanced) Good vintage. Harmonic and elegant wine with a pleasantly balanced structure. Pleasant and delicate scent, on average persistent and dense, […]

DOC Piemonte Grignolino

(d.o.c. D.M. 22/11/1994) The wine regulations concerning Piemonte Grignolino impose that it presents the following characteristics when it is released for marketing: Colour Fairly intense ruby red Bouquet Characteristic, delicate and fruity Flavour Dry, slightly tannic and pleasantly bitterish Minimum total alcohol content by volume: 11% Minimum total acidity: 5‰ Sugar-free extracts: 19 g/litre.  

Barolo wine vintages: 1951-1989

1951 Good vintage. Strong, velvety wine of good stuff. 1952 Normal vintage. Quite strong, winy wine, though fairly hard. 1953 Bad vintage. 1954 Normal vintage. Weak wine, though elegant, fine, velvety. 1955 Good vintage. Splendidly balanced, rightly winy, intensely scented wine. 1956 Normal vintage. Light wine, though intensely colored and on average scented. 1957 Excellent […]

Barolo: the vintages

“Barolo, like any other wine, lives and dies, or ripens. Depending on its provenience, it ripens in four years, it gets better when it’s around six, in full shape until it’s ten-twelve years old. Then it slowly becomes older and older, losing its color and verve. The ripening of a wine could be compared to […]

Barolo wine vintages: 1911-1950

1911 Good vintage. Very good wine, of good stuff, a bit hard. 1912 VERY GOOD VINTAGE. Very strong wine, of great stuff, with a strong and balanced scent. 1913 Normal vintage. Quite complete, velvety,strong wine. 1914 Normal vintage. Wine with a good character, and a fine scent. 1915 Bad vintage. 1916 Mediocre vintage. Meagre,acid wine, […]

Barolo wine vintages: 1868-1910

1868 EXTRAORDINARY VINTAGE. Full-bodied, perfectly balanced, with fine scent, complete. 1869 Good vintage. Balanced wine, with delicate scent. 1870 Good vintage. Elegant wine, alcoholic content slightly below the average. 1871 Normal vintage. Medium quality, sometimes mediocre, sometimes very good. 1872 Normal vintage. Quality below the average, not full-bodied. 1873 Excellent vintage. Strong wine, though slightly […]

DOC Langhe Rosso

(d.o.c. D.M. 22/11/1994) The wine regulations register imposes that Langhe Rosso presents the following characteristics when it is put on the market: Colour Ruby red with garnet reflections; Bouquet Characteristic, winey and intense. Flavour Dry with a good body. Minimum total alcoholic content by volume: 11%; Minimum total acidity: 4,5‰; Sugar-free extracts: 20 g/litre.

DOC Langhe Nebbiolo

(d.o.c. D.M. 22/11/1994) The wine regulations register imposes that Langhe Nebbiolo presents the following characteristics when it is put on the market: Colour Ruby red with orange reflections at times. Bouquet Characteristic, soft and delicate. Flavour Dry or slightly sweet with good body, velvety and lively. Minimum total alcohol content by volume: 11,5%; Minimum total […]

DOC Langhe Bianco

(d.o.c. D.M. 22/11/1994) The wine regulations regarding Langhe Bianco impose that it offers the following characteristics when it is released for marketing: Colour Fairly intense straw yellow. Bouquet Delicate, fine and intense. Flavour Delicate and harmonious. Minimum total alcoholic content by volume: 10,5% Minimum total acidity: 4,5‰ Sugarfree extracts: 15 g/litre.