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Gersing Cellars

Gersing Cellars
2018 Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard, Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Nebbiolo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$40

Gersing Cellars
2018 Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard, Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Nebbiolo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
Light reddish amber color. Aromas and flavors of baked plum and leather with a supple, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, quick finish that shows notes of rose hips, tar, dried tarragon, and sun baked soil with drying, crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. A savory and food-friendly Nebbiolo.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: baked plum and leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of rose hips, tar, dried tarragon, and sun baked soil
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory wine that is very food friendly.

The Producer

Gersing Cellars

The Producer
2425 SE 35th Pl
Portland, OR 97214
USA

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.