TN: Two Val d'Ossolane Nebbs....(short/boring)

Tried these two Nebbs ystrday at Pig+Fig…(short/boring)

  1. Cantine Garrone Munaloss vino rosso OssolaVlly (12.5%; 70% Nebbiolo/30% Croatina; L2020/3; Winemonger) Cantine Garrone/Crevoladossola NV(2019?): Med.light color; rather earthy/Nebb bit reductive/funky slight Nebb/floral not particularly attractive nose; quite rustic/earthy/bit loamy slight tarry/floral/Nebb somewhat coarse flavor w/ ample hard rough tannins; long fairly earthy/dusty/loamy slight floral/Nebb/tarry rather rough/coarse/rustic finish w/ ample chewey tannins; slightly on the funky & speak only lightly of Nebb; a rough/coarse red Nebb. $18.50 (WM)

  1. Cantine Garrone Prunent Dd’OC: Valli Ossolane Nebbiolo Superiore (13.5%; Winemonger) 2013: Med.dark color; very strong Nebb/floral/lilacs some tarry/road tar/pungent bit complex slightly rustic nose; quite tart/tangy/slight metallic slightly rustic fairly rich/Nebb/floral/lilacs bit earthy/loamy some road tar/pungen/tarry rather hard/angular bit rustic flavor w/ some hard tannins; very long some earthy/loamy/rustic fairly floral/Nebb/lilacs some tarry/pungent but hard/rough/rugged finish w/ ample tannins; doesn’t seem to be maturing very well but speaks strongly of Nebb, but not the soaring aromatics you get in B/B. $46.50 (WM)

More nebbleskarfer from TheBloodyPulpit:

  1. The Val d’Ossolane is the far NW pointy area of the Piemonte that sticks out into the Val d’Aosta. There are so0me who think the Val d’Ossolane was the original home of Nebb in the Piemonte & it migrated East into AltaPiemonte and South into B/B. Most people regard Prunent as a clone or sub-variety of Nebb. But Prunent was mentioned in the area back in the early 14’th century (1309).
    Garrone leads an organization to revive the fortunes of Prunent in the area. But have have never had another Prunent from any other producer. Their Prunent comes from their oldest vines, some of which are a century old & own-rooted.
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thanks for posting these. Certainly an area that’s both got some appeal for exploring in person, but also to keep an eye out for the wines when next in Piemonte.

I sort of anticipated that the wines might be a bit rustic - more of a one to watch as they get better established, rather than an undiscovered gem already polished.