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New arrivals direct from Piedmont supplemented with some treasures from local cellars
This interesting and deep selection contains many of the finest Barolo (and Barbaresco) vintages of the latter half of the 20th century. Most of the wines are acquired through a growing number of contacts we have made in Piedmont, though those treasures are supplemented by additions from the cellars of local collectors. Two such treasures are the  Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Riserva 1961 and Cantina Mascarello Barolo 1971

This shipment has replenished our stocks of old and reliable favorites like the big houses of Giacomo Borgogno, who’s original-release pink capped bottles offer benchmark examples from every great year. We have stock of the outstanding vintages in 1952, 1958, 1964, 1967 and 1971. The big houses had their run of the vineyards throughout this period, essentially holding small growers to ransom. Nowadays those big names like Fontanafredda or the Marchesi di Barolo inspire little romance, but for those willing to swim against the tide of recent fashion, they offer superb value particularly in these great years when it was the vintage that spoke louder than the name on the label.

Next Shipment, due in just a few weeks contains gems from Vallana, Conterno and the Produttori
We are also offering wines from our next batch from Piedmont, including the superb and highly prized wines of Antonio Vallana, with over two dozen different labels. These wines are legends and are now a bit rare. There is also a 6 pack of Giacomo Conterno 1967, and a long, long list of wines from the Produttori dating back to 1970. It will suffice to say that we cannot keep the old Produttori in stock, they sell as fast as we can find them.

Vintages
The youngest wine in the offer is the 3L of Produttori del Barbaresco 1990 - talk about a party wine that is in its prime drinking window. Other than a few bottles from the 80’s,  the majority of this offer comes from the 70’s, 60’s and 50’s. Like Port, or indeed Bordeaux or Burgundy in this period, the great years came with surprising regularity; about 3 per decade and often, curiously at three-year intervals. The best to look out for are ’78, ’74, ’71, ’70, ’67, ’64, ’61, ’58 and ’52. This is not to say you will not enjoy a great bottle of 1973 Renato Ratti Marcenasco but your odds are best if you stick to the best vintages.

A word about handling these wines
Nebbiolo needs air more than any other wine. Whether old or brand-new, you really cannot give these wines too long in the decanter. Long and extensive experience speaks loudly and tells us forcefully: fortune favors the brave! You might worry about the risk of opening a 50-year-old bottle in the morning or even the night before your dinner, but the greatest mistake you can make with these wines is to ‘pop and pour.’ This stuff has been quietly sitting around for 40 or 50 years working through all that tannin and material with the merest micro dose of oxygen, it is no surprise that these wines need hours to re-order and realign all that structure and nuance in the rich presence of atmospheric oxygen. Make sure you stand them up days in advance of careful decanting and, if you can make them last, these wines will reward you for three or four days.

In Stock, Available Now

DESCRIPTION

QTY

PRICE

 

RATING

Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Speciale Granbussia Bricco Colonnello 1970

2

$495

 

CT 92

Antonio Vallana Spanna Castello di Montalbano 1961

1

$195

 

CT 92

Bersano Barbaresco 1967

1

$85

 

 

Bersano Barbaresco 1970

1

$79

 

 

Bersano Barolo 1967

4

$85

 

 

Bersano Barolo 1971

3

$95

 

 

Bersano Barolo 1974

2

$89

 

CT 91

Bersano Barolo Riserva Speciale 1967

7

$120

 

 

Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1952

1

$175

 

RJ 94

Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1958

8

$175

 

RJ 97

Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1964

19

$165

 

RJ 92

Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1967

8

$165

 

CT 92

Cantina Mascarello Barolo 1971

1

$825

 

JG 96+

Cappellano (Troglia) Barbera 1978

2

$69

 

 

Enrico Serafino Barbaresco 1961

7

$110

 

 

Enrico Serafino Barolo 1961

1

$110

 

CT 94

Enrico Serafino Barolo 1968

2

$89

 

 

Franco Fiorina Barbaresco 1967

19

$110

 

CT 92

Gaja Barbaresco 1964

22

$325

 

JG 93

Gaja Barbaresco 1967

1

$295

 

VM 92

Gaja Barbaresco 1967 (dl)

3

$250

 

VM 92

Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Riserva 1961

1

$595

 

VM 98

Luigi Alessandria Barolo Martinat 1974

1

$79

 

 

Marchesi di Barolo Barolo 1974

2

$95

 

 

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1974

2

$110

 

CT 91

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1986

4

$89

 

 

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 3L 1990

1

$595

 

 

Terre del Barolo Barolo 1994

1

$70

 

 

Travaglini Gattinara 1974

1

$90

 

CT 92

Next Shipment On The Way, due in one month’s time

DESCRIPTION

QTY

PRICE

 

RATING

Antonio Vallana Greco Campi Raudii 1961

1

$95

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna 1955

4

$195

 

VM 90

Antonio Vallana Spanna 1961

1

$185

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Campi Raudii 1954

2

$185

 

CT 95

Antonio Vallana Spanna Campi Raudii 1955

4

$185

 

CT 96

Antonio Vallana Spanna Campi Raudii 1958

4

$185

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Cantina del Camino 1958

1

$195

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Cantina del Camino 1971

2

$225

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Castello di Montalbano 1954

1

$225

 

CT 91

Antonio Vallana Spanna Castello di Montalbano 1955

3

$185

 

CT 94

Antonio Vallana Spanna Castello di Montalbano 1957

1

$195

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Castello di Montalbano 1964

1

$195

 

CT 92

Antonio Vallana Spanna Castello di Montalbano 1971

1

$225

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Castello di San Lorenzo 1961

1

$195

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Cinque Castelli 1961

8

$195

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Cinque Castelli 1968

1

$180

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Cinque Castelli 1973

1

$160

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Colline Novarese 1997

1

$40

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Traversagna 1954

2

$185

 

 

Antonio Vallana Spanna Traversagna 1961

8

$185

 

CT 91

Antonio Vallana Spanna Traversagna 1964

1

$185

 

CT 92

Antonio Vallana Spanna Traversagna Riserva 1955

3

$185

 

CT 92

Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1971

2

$150

 

RJ 94+

Calissano Barolo Riserva Speciale 1965

2

$75

 

CT 93

Calissano Barolo Riserva Speciale 1967

1

$95

 

CT 94

Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Enrico VI 1985

1

$165

 

CT 93

Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalletto 1971

60

$135

 

CT 91

Damilano Barolo 1967

1

$110

 

CT 94

Dionisia Spanna Riserva 1964

5

$70

 

CT 91

Fontanafredda Barolo 1958

8

$150

 

RJ 93

Fontanafredda Barolo 1959

1

$110

 

CT 94

Fontanafredda Barolo 1982

1

$95

 

CT 91

Fontanafredda Barolo 1985

3

$95

 

 

Franco Fiorina Barolo 1958

1

$165

 

JG 93

Franco Fiorina Barolo 1964

1

$145

 

JG 94

Giacomo Conterno Barolo 1967

6

$495

 

JG 95

Giordano Barolo 1967

5

$75

 

CT 92

Luigi Coppo Barolo 1974

3

$75

 

 

Marcarini Barolo Brunate 1968

2

$120

 

 

Marchesi di Barolo Barolo 1964

12

$150

 

CT 91

Marchesi di Barolo Barolo 1966

5

$80

 

CT 90

Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Cannubi Muscatel 1978

1

$115

 

CT 91

Nervi Gattinara 1970

5

$80

 

CT 94

Nervi Gattinara Riserva 1967

1

$90

 

 

Nervi Gattinara Riserva 1974

2

$85

 

 

Nervi Gattinara Riserva del Titolare 1964

3

$95

 

CT 92

Nervi Gattinara Riserva del Titolare 1967

5

$90

 

CT 92

Nervi Gattinara Riserva del Titolare 1971

1

$110

 

 

Nervi Spanna 1964

3

$70

 

 

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1.5L 1975

1

$175

 

CT 91

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1976

11

$89

 

CT 92

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1977

1

$90

 

 

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1978

6

$140

 

CT 91

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1979

22

$89

 

 

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1980

4

$89

 

 

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1982

13

$125

 

CT 92

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1983

5

$89

 

CT 90

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1984

1

$80

 

 

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1987

3

$85

 

CT 90

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 1989

6

$140

 

RJ 93

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano 1978

2

$260

 

JG 92+

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora 1970

4

$200

 

VM 93

Scanavino Barbaresco 1971

2

$80

 

 

Scanavino Barolo 1971

1

$80

 

CT 93

Serio & Battista Borgogno Barolo 1967

10

$90

 

CT 92

Travaglini Gattinara 1964

3

$110

 

JG 93

Travaglini Gattinara Riserva 1964

1

$110

 

 

Vajra Barolo 1987

1

$90

 

 

Offered subject to availability.

Do not hesitate to call or contact us for ideas and advice.

MICHAEL GLASBY 
2266 Central Street #3A
Richmond, CA 94801
Michael.glasby@courtierwines.com
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