1970 Cantine Fratelli Francoli Ghemme Riserva "Expo"


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Northern Piedmont
  • Ghemme
Drink between 2017 - 2023 (Edit)
CT91.9 12 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • Junior Likes this wine:

    January 12, 2019 - Decanted over three hours. The nose was savory with tar and mushrooms but plenty of bright fruit and roses as well. The palate was full and bright though it thinned a bit over time. Really, really nice. Drunk with a bowl of Furlough Pintos.

  • derrington Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 18, 2018 - Cork tight and came out in one piece with some coaxing. Acidity and tannins still present, garnet color with obvious fading at the edges. Good structure. A bit a of porcini at first with nice fruit. After thirty minutes opened the fruit was prominent with strawberries and raspberries, mushroom tones faded away. Pretty amazing how well it held together. Drank over two hours. It never faded. The fruit was front and center till we finished it, and the structure held together. Wish I had more.

  • Robmcl920 Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 26, 2017 - A nice surprise (purchased from Chambers St last year). Cork in good condition and came out easily.

    Beautiful nose of porcini mushrooms and with a bit of fruit still remaining. A bit weak on the midpalate, but overall a beautiful wine and a great value for the price paid.

  • bbell73271 wrote: flawed

    April 25, 2017 - This bottle was completely dead...sherry vinegar.

  • SteveG wrote: 92 points

    March 20, 2017 - Decanted 11 hours, medium garnet with tawny edges, readng previous notes suggests no particular change, this wine retains a strong fruit presence along with definite mature flavors. Enjoyed with sous vide chuck eye steaks and duck prosciutto and porcini risotto.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1970
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cantine Fratelli Francoli
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Riserva "Expo"
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Northern Piedmont
  • Appellation Ghemme

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (2%)
  • In Cellars 21 (43%)
  • Consumed 27 (55%)

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