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Villadoria

Villadoria
2015 Bricco Magno, Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Nebbiolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sustainable Agriculture
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Villadoria
2015 Bricco Magno, Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Nebbiolo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Violet color. Aromas of dried rose petals, dried cranberry, dark chocolate, and pie crust with a crisp, fruity medium body and a medium-length goji berry, wax, mint, and roasted pecans finish. A zesty, dry, chewy Nebbiolo best with hearty fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: dried rose petals, dried cranberry, dark chocolate, and pie crust
Taste Flavor: goji berry, wax, mint, and roasted pecans
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty, dry, chewy Nebbiolo best with hearty fare.

The Importer

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Nebbiolo

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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.