Nebbiolo Red Wine
In many ways, nebbiolo red wine is to Italy what pinot noir is to France. Similarly, a cool-climate red varietal, nebbiolo red wine is considered among the world’s most sophisticated, and is what gives the wines of Barolo, Barbaresco and Alba in Italy’s northwest their rose-perfumed, ethereal elegance, intense fruit profiles and robust levels of tannin and acidity. As such, wines made from nebbiolo typically show a remarkable capacity for ageing. Much like pinot noir, too, nebbiolo is notoriously tricky to cultivate to true ripeness. When done so successfully, however, this 'terroir'-driven varietal richly rewards both winemaker and drinker with its unique flavors and the wonderfully expressive nuances of the place in which it is grown.
As Montforte d'Alba is widely acknowledged as one of the great capitals of Barolo, so is its prestigious tenant Elio Grasso >