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95pt Vite Colte Spezie Barbaresco Riserva 2008

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Vite Colte is an insanely beautiful wine. With a breathtaking bouquet of generous fruit with an everlasting finish, this Barbaresco easily competes with its world-famous neighbors and does so without the $200 price tag of Gaja, Conterno, and Giacosa.

Without giving up any of its traditional Barbaresco styling, or the structure to age for decades, Vite Colte is a Barbaresco for the masses!

About the wine

Winemaker Bruno Codero is a rising star in Piedmont, and his Spezie Barbaresco is a young champion. Sourced from high elevation vineyards in the epicenter of Italy’s Nebbiolo country, Vite Colte’s Barbaresco benefits from clay soils swirled with ancient fossils. Combining a hands-on approach in the vineyard with epic terroir, Codero and locals growers’ devotion is palpable.

This Riserva is singing now. A lively combination of bright fruit, plus delicate florals mingle with complexity only age can bring. After ten years, this Barbaresco is an unbeatable deal and ready to rock.

Winemaker: Bruno Cordero
Appellation: Barolo, Piedmont
Accolades:
- 95 pts, Alex Casella, WSET Advanced
- 93 pts, James Suckling
- 4.1/5.0, Vivino Users, 
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Cooperage: Large Oak Casks

Reviews

4.1 Vivino Users

"This was a great wine at a great price. Riserva Barabaresco for $50 is a great deal, especially when it’s 10 years old" - Kevin S.

"My goodness! Make a point to give it 30-1h of decanting time. Delicious." - Al C.

95 pts, Alex Casella, WSET Advanced

"This has a gorgeous ruby rose color with some hints of amber. Flaunting lots of red fruit character, red flowers, leather, anise, mint, iron and stony mineral on the nose. All backed by blackberry, spice, flowers and ground spice and minerals. Finishing with a delightful acidic palate that cleanses the tongue leaving a savory fruit flavor and mouthwatering for more. The tannins are softening here now but give this a 2-3 years for more a more pleasurable experience.  Pair with Lamb, Goat, Roasted Game Birds, and Pasta with Porcini and Truffles."

93 pts, James Suckling

"What a pretty wine now with almond, dark berry, spice and cedar character. Full body, fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Drink or hold."

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