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Fratelli Rabino di Rabino Andrea

Fratelli Rabino di Rabino Andrea
2015 Nebbiolo d’Alba

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Nebbiolo d’Alba

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy

Fratelli Rabino di Rabino Andrea
2015 Nebbiolo d’Alba

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Nebbiolo d’Alba

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Brick red color. Interesting aromas and flavors of cedar spice and herb box, cranberry chutney, cherry pipe tobacco and cough drops, sassafras, and licorice and menthol with a supple, tangy, fruity medium body and a smooth, intricate, medium-long finish with touches of grilled fruits and berries, incense, nutskin, and minerals with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A wonderfully complex and enticing Nebbiolo with lots of subtle flavors and great chewy texture for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively, Savory, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cedar spice and herb box, cranberry chutney, cherry pipe tobacco and cough drops, sassafras, and licorice and menthol
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of grilled fruits and berries, incense, nutskin, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Roast Lamb, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully complex and enticing Nebbiolo with lots of subtle flavors and great chewy texture for the table.

The Producer

Azienda Agricola Fratelli Rabino

The Producer
Via Rolfi, 5
S. Vittoria d'Alba, CN 12042
Italy
39 -017247045

Piedmont Nebbiolo dAlba

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Nebbiolo d'Alba is produced exclusively from Nebbiolo in vineyards that are not in the Barolo or Barbaresco production zone. Flavors are similar to those more famous wines - notes of dried cherry, orange peel, tar and roses - yet the wine is lighter with less tannic bite. Thus the wines are more approachable at an earlier age - consume these wines from five to ten years in most cases.

As Nebbiolo d'Alba is lighter and not as famous as Barolo and Barbaresco, it is often a good value and can serve as an excellent introduction to these iconic reds. Pair these with most red meats, game or aged cheeses.