Responsible for some of the most elegant and age-worthy wines in the world, Nebbiolo, named for the ubiquitous autumnal fog (called nebbia in Italian), is the star variety of northern Italy?s?Piedmont?region. Grown throughout the area as well as in the neighboring?Valle d?Aosta?and Valtellina, it reaches its highest potential in the Piemontese villages of?Barolo?and?Barbaresco. This finicky grape needs a very particular soil type and climate in order to thrive. Outside of Italy, growers are still very much in the experimentation stage but some success has been achieved in parts of?California. Tiny amounts are produced in Washington, Virginia, Mexico and Australia.
Really attractive dried fruit on the nose of this Barolo, including dried red cherries and dried hibiscus as well as five spices, dried rose petals, wet earth and tea leaves. Medium body, polished tannins and a delicate mouthfeel enhanced by linear acidity.