Brunate – the Marco Marengo version

Ever tried Marengo’s Brunate?

Brunate is one of my favorite crus, and the fact that Marengo produces it just makes it even better. The vineyards is composed of sandy soils with southern exposure, located in the zones of Barolo and La Morra. Last year I had the 1988, and let me just say that the 2010 can be stored away for about 30 more years! Not saying that the 2010 isn’t good now, just way too young!

Brunate

Wine: Barolo Brunate

Producer: Marengo

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2010

 

Eye: deep red

Nose: red berries, herbs, some tobacco, floral

Mouth: well balanced. herbal, good acidity, smooth tannins

Price Point: $62

Available at Vinmonopolet: maybe

Available at Systembolaget: no

 

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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.

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