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The wines of Batasiolo, Piedmont, Italy

Beni de Batasiolo, Frazione Annunziata 87, 12064 La Morra (CN), Italy
Ph: +39 173 50130 +39 173 509258
UK agent: Mondial Wine (Ph. 020 8335 3455)

This Piedmont producer owns nine different vineyards, from which they make a large variety of wines. Quality is solid veering towards impressive; nothing really blew me away, though.

Moscato d’Asti 2000
Grapey rich nose with a spicy, sherbetty edge. Really tasty, rounded palate: not too sweet. Super stuff, really lively. Very good+

Spumante Metodo Classico Dosage Zero 1998
Lovely stuff: dry and fresh with a herby savouriness. Impressive. Very good+

Gavi di Gavi Grange 2000
This tasty white shows delicious herby complexity on the nose with some sweetness to the fruit. The palate is nicely savoury with waxy, herby intensity. Very good+

Chardonnay Langhe ‘Morino’ Single Vineyard 1998
Quite a deep yellow/gold colour. Fresh nutty, herby nose leads to a savoury, nutty palate with lots of fresh lemony fruit. Very good

Dolcetto d’Alba ‘Brico de Vergne’ Single Vineyard 1999
Juicy, sweet fruit on the nose with a liquoricey edge. Good concentration. Palate is brightly fruited with a savoury finish. Tasty but a bit one dimensional? Very good

Rosse Langhe 2000
Bright red/purple colour. Elegantly fruited nose with a liqouricey edge. Palate is quite savoury with a bit of structure. Potential? Very good

Sorvana Barbera d’Alba 1999
Muted but still-fruity nose. Youthful palate shows a good density of bright berry fruit with a tannic, spicy finish. Very good

Barolo ‘Cerequio’ Single Vineyard 1997
Mid-coloured with a slightly fading rim. Nice herbal nose is still quite youthful. Palate is chunky, firm and tannic with great density and savoury herbal complexity. Currently hard to assess but good potential here. Very good+

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wines tasted November 2001