Alessandro Veglio Dolcetto

Alessandro Veglio – getting better year after year

It’s always a pleasure to drink the wines of Alessandro Veglio, as you can pretty much taste the hard work and genuine effort he puts into his “grape juice”! Dolcetto is a very “basic” wine, but it’s one of my favorites. The one Alessandro Veglio makes is no exception. Balanced, well rounded, fresh, easy to drink: just as a good dolcetto should be! Alessandro started making wine fairly recently, and in my opinion his wines are getting better and better. Not that they were not good before. I opened a 2008 Barolo Gattera and it was absolutely fantastic! Way to go Ale!

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Wine: Dolcetto

Producer: Alessandro Veglio

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Dolcetto

Vintage: 2015

 

Eye: deep red color (typical of dolcetto)

Nose: cherries, dark fruits (plum), light, fresh,

Mouth: fruity, hit of chocolate, some licorice

Price Point: $15

Available at Vinmonopolet: Yes

Available at Systembolaget: No

Merete Bø has also reviewed the wine, check out her notes here.

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Andrea Oberto – San Giuseppe

Andrea Oberto Barbera San Giuseppe

Andrea Oberto has become a new staple at Cantina Granveien, and hopefully I’ll bring some home after I visit them in October. As of now I do not know very much about the winery or the wines, but I will visit them in October and learn more about them! In the meantime you can check out Andrea Oberto’s wines here.

 

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Wine: Barbera San Giuseppe

Producer: Andrea Oberto

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Barbera

Vintage: 2015

 

Eye: bright ruby red

Nose: dark fruits, cherry, some spices

Mouth: dark berries, long finish, round tannins

Price Point: $16

Available at Vinmonopolet: Yes

Available at Systembolaget: No

Trediberri – Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

Trediberri Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

One of my new favorite winemakers in Nicola at Trediberri. You’ll have to look hard to find a more energetic, eager to learn, interesting young winemaker. The winery is located below La Morra in the middle of the vineyards. He is a relatively new winemaker, but his wines are well balanced and fresh. Definitely worth a try if you can get a hold of a bottle (or a glass).

This wine has the characteristics of a typical nebbiolo: fruity, floral, cherries. As it is a nebbiolo, it might need to breathe a little to open up, but it’s a fresh wine, easy to drink.

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Wine: Langhe Nebbiolo

Producer: Trediberri

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2016

 

Eye: ruby red

Nose: earthy, cherries, dark fruits, floral, some spices

Mouth: fruity and fresh, solid tannins, well balanced

Price Point: $18

Available at Vinmonopolet: yes

Available at Systembolaget: