2010 Piedmont Value:
2010 Cantalupo Ghemme Collis Breclemae

Posted by Joe Salamone

2010 is a magical vintage in Piedmont.

Cantalupo's just released Breclemae captures so much of what makes the vintage exciting. There's depth, elegance and beautifully classical proportions.

While most Barolo producers released their 2013s some time ago, Cantalupo's 2010 Breclemae, a single Cru, was just released from the estate. There's an ample amount of youthful energy, but you also get hints of the haunting complexity that age brings to Nebbiolo.

For many years, Cantalupo has been the standard-bearer for Ghemme, an area north of Barolo and Barbaresco. Cantalupo has long followed traditional methods. You can find old bottles, including ones from the 70s, that show how well the wines age.

Along with Gattinara, Ghemme produces the most powerful wines of northern Piedmont. Of course, this is relative. When you compare Ghemme to its brethren in Barolo and Barbaresco, the wine's fascinating nervosity and delicacy stand out.

The 2010 Breclemae has incredible clarity and finessed length. There's also a staggering complexity. There's spice, game, dried rose petals, dark cherry fruit, tar, leather and tobacco.

Northern Piedmont has ​​established itself as​ one of the greatest regions for value in the wine world. Today's offer drives this point home. We're offering 4-packs because this is one of those offers that you should stock up on.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits