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Donnas Vallee d’Aoste 2009

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Outstanding Nebbiolo that’s a FANTASTIC value.

Producer/Winery: Caves Cooperatives De Donnas; Donnas, Italy.

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo – 90% Nebbiolo with a small amount of Freisa and Neyret.

Geographic Appellation: Donnas; Vallée d’Aosta, Italy.

Vintage: 2009

Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Home-made fettuccine with mushroom sauce flavored with Marsala wine, thyme and tarragon, and served with steamed broccoli.

Tasting:

    Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby/purple color with a light purple rim. Ripe plum aromas with hints of leather. Smooth, light to medium body; initially ripe dark fruit, than at mid-palate the cherry, plum and blackberry flavors become distinct and continue through the long finish that was filled with bracing acidity and structured tannins. SUPER Nebbiolo wine!!! Memorable with the mushroom sauce on the pasta, but equally good sipping after the dinner. Quite delicate for a Nebbiolo…it was light, supple, fresh and had a wonderful balance of acidity and tannins. A wine we both liked and one we would recommend without reservation. Outstanding Nebbiolo that’s a FANTASTIC value. The last sip was also a real treat with dark chocolate.

Donnas unique vineyard in the foothills of the Italian alps
Photo from Caves de Donnas.

Comments: Learn more about Caves de Donnas and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 11-14%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 032578 011012

Imported by: Porto Vino; Buffalo, New York.