Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Cru Gattera 2006
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Deep garnet red with a hot, mature bouquet and notes of violets and sweets, raspberries, licorice, cherries in liqueur. Soft on the palate with remarkable structure and delicate, persistent tannins.
"Here's a truly astonishing Barolo (from the Bricco Gattera cru) that epitomizes the "big boy" style that represents one of two dominant winemaking philosophies in the Langhe. This is an exuberant wine with thickly extracted notes of coffee bean, blackberry, leather and savory layers of black pepper. The wine is rich, smooth and velvety and will appeal less to Nebbiolo traditionalists."
"The 2006 Barolo Bricco Gattera is a fabulous, powerful wine. Wild cherries, plums, licorice, violets and minerals are some of the aromas and flavors that emerge from this dark, sexy Barolo. The freshness and verve provide a wonderful foil to the exuberant fruit, while the bouquet is wonderfully expressive and detailed. With time in the glass, the wine’s sheer muscle becomes more and more apparent. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2031."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep red. Deeply pitched aromas of plum, strawberry, chestnut, menthol and dried flowers. Then sweet in the mouth but showing more obvious structure and verve today than the Monfalletto. Conveys a stronger acid impression and finishes with serious, building tannins. In spite of this wine's concentration, Cordero views it as "fruity in an international way," which is probably not a bad thing for a producer whose wines have sometimes been a bit too traditional for modern-day drinkers.
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(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...
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The King of Piedmont
Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the
most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to
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