Carema, Torino

Cantina dei Produttori Carema

Riserva Carema Nebbiolo 2016

From a lesser known “produttori” in Piemonte. Cantina Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema (what a mouthful) is a tiny cooperative in, you guessed it, Carema.

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of two days. Fairly consistent throughout but I think I preferred the energy on Day 1. The 2016 Riserva pours a pale garnet with a transparent core; medium+ viscosity and no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with notes of pomegranate, slightly bruised strawberry, toe jam (yeah, well…I’m not wrong), alpine herbs, roses some balsamico and rocky earth. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and saline with a silky texture. Until now, my only experience with the Carema DOC has been with Ferrando’s Etichetta Bianca and Etichetta Nera. While this bottle didn’t have the same drama as those wines from Ferrando, this was a very good example of Carema. Drink now and through 2031.
— 7 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Cellagrande di San Michele

Carema Nebbiolo 2018

This is closed now. Notes are an hour in.

Nose: a gorgeous herbaceous ness. Fleeting cherry flowers.

Palate: fleeting cherries. Almost a cherry sorbet. So silky. Beautiful in an ephemeral way.

This is beautiful. Too young. But beautiful.

Fass selections
— 4 months ago

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Monte Maletto

Carema Sole e Roccia Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo all day every day. Very silky red fruit. — a year ago


Carema Nebbiolo 2020

Lyle Fass

Wow. Nose is so pungent. Spice and sour cherry. Earthy and so deep but also some gorgeous florals. Spectacular. Elegant and juicy but also young and unformed. Needs air. But it’s all there. Huge acid and length. Very sapid. As this airs the tart cherry fruit stands out as does the concentration but all in all after 4 hours a very closed wine that needs maybe 8-10 years. Today it is softer and suppler and has major mid season sapid cherry fruit. Wonderful — a month ago

Ray, Pooneet and 9 others liked this

Cantina dei Produttori Carema

Carema Nebbiolo 2016

My last bottle from ‘16. Almost at peak perfection but what do I know- other than one of my favorite Nebbiolos. Always a bit shy but the bottle age & air brings all those rose, hibiscus & cranberry notes to a fuller pitch. Such great aromatics too. — 3 months ago

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Michel Torino

Cuma Organic Winemaker's Selection Torrontés 2020

BC 9. Perfect moscato flavor and dry with pleasant acidity — 2 years ago


Carema Nebbiolo 2019

Delectable Wine

The 2019 Carema is a gorgeous, deep wine. It is also incredibly young to the point that the aromatics are quite closed. Bright red-toned fruit, blood orange, mint, crushed rocks, rose petal and cinnamon struggle to emerge. There's plenty of intensity, especially for Carema, but readers will have to be patient. The 2019 needs a ton of time. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2024)
— 2 months ago

Ferrando Vini

Etichetta Bianca (White Label) Carema Nebbiolo 2019

Delectable Wine

The 2019 Carema Etichetta Bianca is laced with sweet pipe tobacco, cedar, mint, dried flowers, crushed rocks and Alpine herbs. This is an especially floral, savory vintage for the Etichetta Bianca, a wine that impresses with its energy, verve and class. The only thing missing here is a bit of freshness and depth. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2024)
— 2 months ago

Monte Maletto

La Costa Carema Nebbiolo

Nose is library dust from flowers. Gorgeous.

Palate is incredible. Campari. Early season cherries. So bright. Silky tannins.

Will be amazing in 5 years. Great now.

Fass selections
— 7 months ago

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