Classic Nebbiolo perfume of tar, roses, blood orange and cherry. Round in flavour, voluptuous even, but the curves are perfectly measured. Medium bodied, vibrant red fruits with a savoury structure. The squeeze of tannin is perfect, placing the fruit on a podium. Glorious Nebbiolo, for lovers of Pinot. Waters Wine Co
From younger vines in the same Castelletto terroir, the grapes were de-stemmed and given a 24-hour cold-soak for bright fruit retention and softer tannin. The wine was fermented in stainless steel, before 12 months in large oak barrels. Rather than being a ‘Baby Barolo’ style, this has a firm identity of its own.
“Floral and fruity with cherry and burnt-orange aromas. Medium-bodied, firm and chewy. Solid finish. Lightly bitter finish, in a good way, as it adds complexity. Drink or hold.” 91 Points, Jamessuckling.com