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#386895 - 01-20-2017 13:23:26 TN: Le Rocce Gattinara Poderi Jerbion 1988 (Francoli)
fraser Offline
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Le Rocce Gattinara Poderi Jerbion 1988 (Francoli)

Bottle #436 12% (Back label says 11.4%)

The label has a nice two tone drawing of Poderi Jerbion, the Jerbion farm or estate in Gattinara (Alto Piedmont).

Francoli is a grappa maker out of Ghemme. They now market Gattinara under the Torraccia del Piantavigna name.

This was very fresh, typical,very crisp, acidic, nice nose, very young tasting, very little fruit. This will last for a long time but I doubt it will get better. I expected more from what looks like a single vineyard Gattinara but it was just ok. The lack of fruit, imposing structure or any kind of fireworks put in the just ok class. On the other hand, Torraccia del Piantavigna Gattinara isn't garnering any great reviews either so maybe I should have known. Went well with the roast boar from the Silver Spoon cookbook.

Thanks
Fraser



Edited by fraser (01-20-2017 13:24:36)

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#387711 - 10-01-2017 08:01:19 Re: TN: Le Rocce Gattinara Poderi Jerbion 1988 (Francoli) [Re: fraser]
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I had this wine again last night and I would generally concur with my earlier remarks, except the nose was quite nice last night. My last bottle and I wasn't overly impressed with either of them. Just OK.

Decanting over an hour.

"Nose: Great! Fresh strawberries. Sweet. Drying. Strong, deep back cherries.
Palate: Fresh cut strawberries, medium bodied, a little thin, acidic, edge-y, smooth, slightly astringent, light and lacks some depth and concentration, drying, a note of oxidative character"

Went nicely with the goat stew over polenta though!

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#389841 - 02-23-2019 09:27:55 Re: TN: Le Rocce Gattinara Poderi Jerbion 1988 (Francoli) [Re: fraser]
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Adding the photo

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#389865 - 02-26-2019 11:05:02 Re: TN: Le Rocce Gattinara Poderi Jerbion 1988 (Francoli) [Re: fraser]
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Another cool label, and a numbered bottle. How many did they make?
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#389872 - 02-27-2019 15:59:23 Re: TN: Le Rocce Gattinara Poderi Jerbion 1988 (Francoli) [Re: Dave Cuneo]
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This is one of my favorite labels. I was sure the wine was going to be great because the label was so cool. Unfortunately it was just ok but a lesson in marketing 101. I'll try and check the # of bottles made tonight.

Fraser


Edited by fraser (02-27-2019 15:59:50)

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#389877 - 03-02-2019 09:46:40 Re: TN: Le Rocce Gattinara Poderi Jerbion 1988 (Francoli) [Re: Dave Cuneo]
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Dave,

The bottle doesn't state how were made in total.

Fraser

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