Campi Raudii, Vallana
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Campi Raudii, Vallana - 2008

Item # 41180 750mL
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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Campi Raudii is a Nebbiolo based cuvee (90% Nebbiolo with Uva Rara and Vespolina) whose story dates back to the Roman period, when viticulture was brought in this area.

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Staff Pick Notes

With September being Italian Wine Month at Astor, this library release from the Alto Piemonte is an absolute steal. A blend of Spanna (the local name for Nebbiolo) Uva Rara, and Vespolina, the Vallana family emphasizes the elegance and alluring charm of Nebbiolo within the region’s acidic soils. Vallana sits in the village of Maggiora, more than 100 miles north of Barolo with vineyard sites planted on gently sloping terraces along the left bank of the river Sesia and Lake Maggiore. Revealing its true riveting nature after some time decanting, this tawny hued beauty displays aromatics of dried cranberry, strawberry, cherry, and soft rose hips. The tannins open up, showing its silky texture, elegant structure and finesse with flavors of raspberry, prune, spicy red licorice, balsamic, roses and worn supple leather.


Astor's Glossary of Terms


The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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