This red grape produces many structured wines that are ideal for aging. Here are some of our favorite Nebbiolos right now for your cellar.
Nebbiolo is predominantly associated with Italy’s Barolo and Barbaresco regions, where this grape produces some of the best wines in the world. But exceptional bottles can be found across Piedmont. These red wines often have flavor notes ranging from rose to licorice, and their assertive tannins make many of them perfect for aging. So while we’re sure these bottles are exceptional now, they’ll only get better with time in the cellar.
Proprietà Sperino 2012 Lessona.
Structured, vibrant and boasting extreme elegance, this radiant Nebbiolo opens with enticing scents of iris, violet and crushed aromatic herb. The chiseled palate has wonderful intensity and precision, delivering red cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and Lessona’s classic salty finish. It’s still young and nervous but impeccably balanced, with taut, refined tannins and firm acidity. Give it time to unwind and fully develop. Drink 2023–2043. Petit Pois. Cellar Selection. —K.O.Fonte: Wine Enthusiast - WineMag