Saturday, 10 February 2018

2016 Langhe Chardonnay, Bel Colle & 2016 Barbera d´Alba, Giuseppe Rinaldi

Another dynamic duo from Langhe (two earlier duo´s below).

2016 Langhe Chardonnay, Bel Colle
Fermented in steel tanks (70%) and barrique (30%). The nose is cool and spicy with notes of summer flowers, grey pears, red currants, almond paste and a hint if matchbox. Lively and fine.
The taste is silky and fresh with notes of grilled lemons, white currants, banana peel and lots of sweet minerals. A fine acidity. Medium long. Very, very good.
88p   (tasted 2018/02)


2016 Barbera d´Alba, Giuseppe Rinaldi
An open, seedy, herbal nose with notes of dried cherries, paint, lingonberries and dusty earth. A linear, salivating nose, high and fine.
The taste is perky and tight with notes of lingonberries, cranberries, forest floor, dried herbs and dry licorice. Fine, cool tannins. A low keyed, fine warmth. Long. Very, very good.
90p   (tasted 2018/02)

2014 Langhe Nascetta, Diego Conterno & 2012 Langhe Nebbiolo, Burlotto
2010 Anas-Cëttá, Elvio Cogno & 2015 Barbera d´Alba, Giacomo Conterno

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