Grape Variety: Nebbiolo.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Langhe; Piedmont, Italy.
Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Red chili, coleslaw and cornbread
Opened and decanted 90 minutes before drinking. Clear, pale purple color, with a slightly lighter rim. New leather and cherry aromas. Smooth entry with a mouthfeel that was bone dry, thin, vibrant and with a touch of sparkle. Tart cranberry, cherry and strawberry fruit flavors with intermittent tastes of dried figs. Just the right amount of bright acidity, smooth, but dominating grippy tannins and a mouth puckering fruit finish with just a splash of spice at the very end. It was so flavorful and mouth filling it was like a full body red. Even with the 90-minute decanting the third pour was significantly more refined. We called it a light Nebbiolo that was both fresh as a Spring shower and long on substance. We really enjoyed it with our casual chili dinner and the wine made it memorable.
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Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Aluminum 45mm Reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 6 95798 11222 8
Imported by: Vajra USA; Manhasset, New York.