Davide Carlone, 2015 Croatina Colline Novaresi DOC
Davide Carlone’s Croatina hits the palate with red and blue-fleshed fruit, lavender, smoke, licorice and incense, all backed up by a firm spine of tannin that gives the wine its sense of vitality. Far from an easygoing wine, the 2013 is a red for readers who appreciate firm, classically built reds. There is certainly plenty to like here, including the striking purity of the fruit.
-Antonio Galloni. Vinous Tasting date: August 2015