wein.plus
Attention
You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Cantina Bianchi
Winery Wines Files 8

Red wine 2014 Sizzano DOC, Piedmont, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: Up to 20.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood
Registration number: #BB.-L5103

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (89 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 12 March, 2020
Editor note: Tart nose, hint of tobacco, dried floral notes, red and black berries, touch of undergrowth and leaves, Firmly structured, clear, juicy fruit on the palate, nutty notes, touch of undergrowth, hint of tobacco, delicate peppery spice, light acid bite, fine, fairly prominent tannins, persistent, some depth, quite complex, still young, lively style, light acid bite on a very good, firm, juicy, grippy finish.
Best to drink: To 2026+ What our ratings mean

DOC area for red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont. The zone covers 40 hectares of vineyards in the municipality of Sizzano in the province of Novara. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna can be indicated followed by the name of the vineyard. The wine is blended from the varieties Spanna = Nebbiolo (50-70%), Vespolina and/or Bonarda Veronese = Uva Rara (30-50%), and other authorised varieties (max. 10%). There is also a longer matured Riserva.

The region of Piedmont (ital. Piemonte) with the capital Turin is located in the extreme northwest of Italy. With a land area of over 25,000 km², it is the second largest after Sicily. The beginnings of viticulture go back to the Celtic people of the Taurines (who gave the capital its name) and to the Ligurians. The Romans already knew Piedmontese wines (from Gattinara, among others), but the universal scholar and wine author Pliny the Elder (23-79) does not mention a single one in his list of the best wines of antiquity. It was not until the Middle Ages that the wines produced primarily by monasteries became known from...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, the beginnings go back at least to before 1,000 BC. It was at this time that the Etruscans appeared in central Italy, settling areas in the four regions of today's Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origins of Italian wine culture lie above all in the Greek colonisation, which brought Greek wine culture to the peninsula, beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the ideal land for...

The red grape variety originates from Italy. The approximately 100 synonyms testify above all to the great age and the widespread distribution of the vine, especially in Italy but also in many other countries. The most important are numerous names with Nebbiolo and a complementary part of the name, such as Nebbiolo del Piemonte, as well as Chiavennasca, Farinella, Lampia, Marchesana, Martesana, Michet, Nibio, Nibiol, Nubiola, Nubiolum, Picotender, Picotendre, Picotendro, Picotèner, Picotenero, Picoutendro, Picoutendro Maschio, Picoutener, Picutener, Poctener, Pugnet, Prunent, Rossetto, Spana, Spana Commune, Spanna, Spanna Grossa and Tandis. It must not be...

The red grape variety comes from Italy. The name derives from the wasps (ital. vespa), which are attracted by the sugar-rich berries. Synonyms are Balsamina, Canneta, Guzetta, Guzzetta, Inzaga, Inzagre, Massana, Nespolina, Nespolino, Nespoulìn, Novalina, Solenga, Ughetta, Ughetta di Caneto, Ughetta di Canetto, Ughetta di Fassolo, Ughetta di Solenga, Uva Cinerina, Uva di Canneto, Uvetta di Canneto, Uvetta di Fassolo, Vespolino and Vispavola According to DNA analyses carried out in 2004 she is a direct descendant of Nebbiolo, the second parent is unknown. She was mentioned in 1787 in an ampelography by Count Giuseppe Nuvolone-Pergamo...

The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Balsamea, Balsamea Nera, Balsamina, Balsamina Nera, Bonarda, Bonarda a Grandi Grappoli, Bonarda di Cavaglià, Bonarda di Gattinara, Bonarda Novarese, Foglia Lucente, Martellana, Oriana, Orianella, Oriola, Raione, Rairone and Rara. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. It must not be confused with the varieties Bonarda Piemontese or Croatina (Bonarda di Gattinara), despite the fact that synonyms or morphological similarities seem to indicate it. According to the ampelographer Victor Pulliat (1827-1896), its name does not refer to a rare occurrence but to...

Save this URL to your clipboard:
In this section you will find
currently 143,110 Wines and 22,871 Producers, including 2,330 classified producers.
Rating system Their sources in Wine Guide Wine Samples

EVENTS NEAR YOU