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 Vintage2004 Label 1 of 2 
TypeRed
ProducerTerre da Vino (web)
VarietyNebbiolo
DesignationPoderi Scarrone
Vineyardn/a
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
SubRegionLanghe
AppellationBarolo
UPC Code(s)080696922367

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2017 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.3 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 8 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/29/2014 & rated 87 points: The bouquet is still quite locked. On the palate cherries, red berry fruits, licorice, firm acidity, light but quite sticky tannin and a bit drying in the finish. Hope that with a little more age on it the wine will show even a bit better. 87 for tonight. (468 views)
 Tasted by Rockoroberts on 2/5/2013 & rated 90 points: Quite closed on the nose to begin with, took a couple of hours to open up in the Decanter/Glass.
Primary fruit still there...just - dark brambles with a sort of dried prune character.
Full bodied with deep toasty mid palate. Fine, but gripy tannins, giving great texture and structure.
Most of the flavour and complexity was on the finish - as you might expect from a good Barolo.
Really bright acidity throughout as well - particularly noticeable right at the end.
Lovely wine and great value - wish I could find more - drinking now, but has got plenty of room left to evolve. (1259 views)
 Tasted by gmat5497 on 4/30/2012 & rated 91 points: Very nice for price. Very nice for any price. (1600 views)
 Tasted by Tlccorkmaster on 12/1/2011: Amazing....will buy another case ASAP. (1780 views)

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Terre da Vino

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Nebbiolo

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

Italy

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

Piedmont

Vignaioli Piemontesi (Italian only)

Langhe

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

Barolo

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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