Full Review

Ramello

Ramello
2015 Nebbiolo, Langhe

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Nebbiolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Ramello
2015 Nebbiolo, Langhe

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Nebbiolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Brown brick red color. Musty, off-putting, attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of huckleberry and cherry preserves, floral honey, vanilla nougat, and dried leaves with a supple, tart, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, instant finish with shades of cedar mulch, cranberry, pepper, and hint of dried meat with cottony, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A racy, earthy nebbiolo with firm tannins; give this a bit of time to blossom.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: huckleberry and cherry preserves, floral honey, vanilla nougat, and dried leaves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of cedar mulch, cranberry, pepper, and hint of dried meat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Well-Marbled Steak, Roast Leg of Lamb, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A racy, earthy nebbiolo with firm tannins; give this a bit of time to blossom.

The Producer

Cantina Sanrocco

The Producer
46 Via Provinciale
Vigliano d’ Asti,
Italy

Nebbiolo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Nebbiolo is the variety used exclusively to produce several famous red wines of Piedmont, the most famous being Barolo and Barbaresco. Other Piedmontese wines made exclusively from or primarily from Nebbiolo include Gattinara, Ghemme and Carema, these last three from northern. or Alto Piemonte.

Nebbiolo is also the grape used in red wines from the Valtellina district of the Lombardy region, to the east of Piedmont. Here the grape is known as Chiavennasca; the most distinct wine here is called Sfursat (or Sforzato).

Nebbiolo is one of the most tannic varieties anywhere; thus Nebbiolo-based wines offer great aging potential. The finest examples of Barolo from the best vintages can be enjoyed at 40-50 years of age.

However, as big as these Nebbiolo wines are, they do have remarkable elegance on the palate, unlike many other big reds from France, California or even other areas in Italy.

While Barolo and Barbaresco are expensive wines, due to their aging potential, other version produced in Piedmont, such as Nebbiolo d'Alba and Langhe Nebbiolo, are much less costly and are more approachable after a few years in the bottle.

Nebbiolo based wines have aromas and flavors of red cherry and strawberry with hints of tar, roses, orange peel and brown spice; they develop balsamic notes with time. Pair them with serious red meats and aged cheeses.