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Tomorrow about 2000 wines will be released in Norway. Here are a few of my favorites, including a new Champagne from Charpentier!

J. Charpentier Origine Brut Nature

J. Charpentier makes a wide range of wines and tomorrow the Origine Brut Nature will be available in Norway for the first time! As most of you probably already know, the Blanc de Blancs by Charpentier is my favorite these days, but it’s nice to have more options as well! The Origine Brut Nature has slightly more tropical notes, but is still fresh and crisp with a wonderfully long finish.

Paolo Scavino Dolcetto 2019

The Dolcetto 2019 are quite structured with lots of fruit. I find them to be a bit more complex, especially compared to 2018, giving the wine a little more “oomph”. One could argue that the Dolcetto from 2017 also had “oomph” but perhaps not complex. This is the case with Paolo Scavino Dolcetto 2019 as well. Concentrated, explosive and fruity with good length. I really like enjoyed this wine!

Emilio Vada Barbera d’Asti

Explosive noes with notes of fruit and minerals. Quite expressive. A balanced wine with good acidity. I’ve found that I quite like Barbera from Asti. The different soil and climate give the wine a different spin than Barbera from Alba.

Malabaila di Canale Barbera d’Alba Superiore

This is my first introduction to Malabaila di Canale. The Barbera Superiore has those wonderful Barbera aromas. Some hints of vanilla and tobacco, but not excessive oak notes! Some tannins and long finish gives it that extra boost.

Luigi Pira Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

Released a year later than most of its “peers”, the Langhe Nebbiolo from Pira has spent about 12 months in small and big oak barrels. In addition to the terroir, the oak helps to give the wine its structure and complexity. Aroma of red fruit, leather, spices and tobacco as well as a hint of oak notes. Fruity in the mouth, crisp and complex. Persistent tannins with a long finish.

View from the Luigi Pira Tasting room

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