Nebbiolo Red Wine
In many ways, nebbiolo is to Italy what pinot noir is to France. Similarly a cool-climate red varietal, it 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 flavours and the wonderfully expressive nuances of the place in which it is grown.
This single vineyard Barolo is, after a decade plus of maturation, now in full flight -- particularly given that the 2009 >