Synopsis, Our Opinion: An exuberant Nebbiolo blend that was a FANTASTIC value.
Producer/Winery: Alessandro and Gian Natale Fantino; Azienda Agricola Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino; Monforte d’Alba, Italy.
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo blend – 60% Nebbiolo and 40% Freisa and Dolcetto.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Langhe; Piedmont, Italy.
Price: $18.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Spaghetti & meatballs with roasted tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese.
Opened and decanted 90-minutes before drinking. Clear, Violet/purple color with a lighter purple color rim. Invigorating cherry, plum, tobacco and wet leather aromas. Spicy, dry and boisterous mouthfeel, medium body and a 80-grit texture. Ripe cherry, tar, licorice and a glimmer of cranberry flavors. Lots of bright acidity, POWERFUL MOUTH PUCKERING tannins and a long fruit and tannic finish. WOW, WOW this was like an irrupting volcano!!! From mid-palate on it just exploded with flavors intertwined with tannins. Simply good old fashion Italian table wine!!! We called it an exuberant Nebbiolo blend that was a FANTASTIC value.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 41116 7
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.