Region > Italy > Piedmonte
Italy is the second largest producer of wine in the world. Over 5 billion liters of wine are produced each year in a wide variety of styles. Italy is also unique in that wine is produced in almost every region of the country. Though wine production in Italy is often criticized for a lack of "order", very few would deny that the wines of Italy are full of character and in some cases, can be simply spectacular.
This is the 50th vintage from Clavensana, who produces only Dolcetto. Typical of traditional Dolcetto with ripe red fruit and hints of cherry.
Untouched by any oak, this is a pure example of what the Barbera grape is all about. Meant to be drunk young, this clean, fresh and fruity wine has just a hint of acidity.
Intense, Cardinal red with sparkling tonalities. Resolute bouquet, with trace scents of ripe plum and an undercurrent of mixed spices. Full flavor with long persistence.
Wrapped in a robe of velvety tannins, the wine brims with aromas and flavors of currants, black raspberries and other dark-red berry fruits, and is laced with hints of black chocolate, coffee and cedar.
Full-bodied and concentrated. Round with excellent persistence. Notes of spice with blueberry and blackberry jam and an undertone of rose. A structured wine, tame velvety tannins, long and pleasurable finish.
Good deep red. Black cherry, licorice, graphite and marzipan on the nose. Fat, sweet and slightly high-toned; a bit less aromatic than the 2005 but this is fleshier and the tannins are ripe.