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Alessandro e Gian Natale Fantino Laboro Dissubbediente 2013


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A Nebbiolo that fit our palates perfectly and was both interesting and awesome!!!

Producer/Winery: Fantino brothers, Alessandro and Gian Natale; Monforte d’Alba, Italy.

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Vino da Tavola; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $54.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Venison and pork meatballs, pasta in roasted tomato sauce and green beans.

Tasting:

    Opened and decanted one hour before drinking. Clear, copper/ruby color with a much lighter rim. Powerful aromas of cherry, tar, smoke and sweet spice. Smooth entry, intense and chewy mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 60-grit texture. Strong cherry, cranberry and peppery spice flavors. Bright, yet not over the top acidity, fantastic firm, but soft edged invigorating tannins and a long finish that was flavorful, complex and extremely well balanced. This was outstanding Nebbiolo, it was filled with bold flavors and mouthfeel yet could only be called luxurious. It was energetic and focused with wonderful accents of sweet and peppery spices. The balance was spot-on and it’s already drinking extremely well. We thought it fit our palates perfectly and was both interesting and awesome!!!

Alessandro and Gian Natale Fantino's vineyard in Monforte d'Alba, Italy.
Photo from Manhattan Wine Company.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 41114 3

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.