Flavio Roddolo has become one of our most treasured sources of no-frills bottles from Piedmont. Roddoloandnbsp;works his six hectares of vines in the hills outside Monforte with an immense amount of skill and devotion. His wines are stirring, soulful and singular, the product of a master in harmony with his surroundings. His are not wines to bowl you over with bravado or charm. They speak frankly and clearly of their place and they draw you in gradually, with strength and conviction but never with force. Once they have your attention, they are impossible to forget. If you are a lover of rock solid traditional Piemontese wines, you will find it is simply a matter of time before your admiration for these wines becomes an obsession. From vines as young as 10 years and as old as 60. Stainless steel fermentation and aging in older oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. That Flavio chooses to release his and#39;10 Barbera at the same time as his and#39;11 Nebbiolo andamp; Barolo speaks to his regard for the seriousness and potential of his iteration. This is inky, deep andamp; intense, with dark fruits, sneaky tannins and an upright character at the moment. Drinks well now with a decant but will certainly reward cellaring.andnbsp;
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