Mauro Franchino makes only 1500 bottles a year of his Coste della Sesia, the deepest, most intense example of CdS we've tasted. 100% Nebbiolo from 20- to 40-year-old vines, hand-harvested and raised in old botti. The result is an intense wine, firm and vibrant, deeply savory yet explosively fruited.
Earthy. Great acidity. Structured.
Earthy. Great acidity. Structured.8.8
Nice full texture, but still very drinkable
Nice full texture, but still very drinkable8.5