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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 5 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2006 vintage.)
ProducerGiovanni Rosso (web)

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2016 and 2029 (based on 4 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Giovanni Rosso Barolo Cerretta on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.9 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 7 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by chablis28 on 1/30/2014 & rated 93 points: PnP This seems somewhat modern but still provides a classic Piedmont Nebi experience. The fruit is lovely and the finish goes on and on. Showed a little smoky oak at first but that blew off and the nose became more floral and berries. It took about 2 hours for this to really rock. So I'd decant or slow ox at least a couple hours before you drink it. This likely sees some oak but its very well integrated leaving the fruit and terroir very transparent. Tannins are there but prettty polished. Paid $45 and completely worth it. Happy to have 2 more. (2348 views)
 Tasted by SoundInBetween on 1/27/2014 & rated 93 points: As others have said, a simply brilliant nose of the most focused (pepper)mint I've ever come across. Very well balanced and also shows a trace of mint on the palette. (1537 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 1/27/2014 & rated 93 points: Giovanni Rosso Tasting (Knightsbridge - Northbrook IL): Tasting, brief note. Also starting with great aromatic combination of spice, red berry and floral notes. Very well structured but incredibly fine tannins with great balance throughout. Long and intriguing finish. Very good potential. (1832 views)
 Tasted by yofog on 4/19/2013 & rated 90 points: Lovely, transparent, well-balanced if showing a little heat on the finish. Plenty of meat and iron and leaf. (1737 views)
 Tasted by Bbndk on 2/22/2013 & rated 92 points: Superb nose, evolving a lot in the glass. A little to oaky in the mouth but a strong/long finish. Still to young, will definetly improve over the next years to come (1526 views)

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By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, New Releases from Piedmont: The Stars Are Aligned (Oct 2011)
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Nebbiolo is a red grape indigenous to the Piedmont region of Italy in the Northwest. The grape can also be found in other parts of the world, though they are not as respected.

Nebbiolo is often considered the "king of red wines," as it is the grape of the famed wines of Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG, and Roero DOCG. It is known for high tannins and acidity, but with a distinct finesse. When grown on clay, Nebbiolo can be very powerful, tannic, and require long aging periods to reach its full potential. When grown on sand, the grape exhibits a more approachable body with more elegant fruit and less tannins, but still has high aging potential.

"Nebbiolo" is named for the Italian word, "nebbia", which means "fog", in Italian and rightfully so since there is generally a lot of fog in the foothills of Piedmont during harvest.

Nebbiolo is a late-ripening variety that does best in a continental climate that boasts moderate summers and long autumns. In Piedmont, Nebbiolo is normally harvested in October.

More links:
Varietal character (Appellation America) | Nebbiolo on CellarTracker


Italian Wines (ItalianMade.com, The Italian Trade Commission) | Italian Wine Guide on the WineDoctor


Vignaioli Piemontesi (Italian only)


Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Roero | Union of Producers of Albese Wines (Albeisa)


Regional History:
The wines of Piedmont are noted as far back as Pliny's Natural History. Due to geographic and political isolation, Piedmont was without a natural port for most of its history, which made exportation treacherous and expensive. This left the Piedmontese with little incentive to expand production. Sixteenth-century records show a mere 14% of the Bassa Langa under vine -- most of that low-lying and farmed polyculturally. In the nineteenth century the Marchesa Falletti, a frenchwoman by birth, brought eonologist Louis Oudart from Champagne to create the first dry wines in Piemonte. Along with work in experimental vineyards at Castello Grinzane conducted by Camilo Cavour -- later Conte di Cavour, leader of the Risorgimento and first Prime Minister of Italy -- this was the birth of modern wine in the Piedmont. At the heart of the region and her reputation are Alba and the Langhe Hills. This series of weathered outcroppings south of the Tanaro River is of maritime origin and composed mainly of limestone, sand and clay, known as terra bianca. In these soils -located mainly around the towns of Barolo and Barbaresco -- the ancient allobrogica, now Nebbiolo, achieves its renowned fineness and power.

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