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Villadoria

Villadoria
2016 Bricco Magno, Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sustainable Agriculture
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
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Villadoria
2016 Bricco Magno, Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of dried cranberry, fresh rose, toasted almonds, summer tomato, pink peppercorn, and fresh herbs with a lightly tannic, dry medium-to-full body and a polished, subtle, long finish manifesting elements of beefsteak tomato, cracked peppercorns, and basil with light oak flavor. Rich, chewy and sophisticated, this Nebbiolo has the power and nuance you’d hope for.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried cranberry, fresh rose, toasted almonds, summer tomato, pink peppercorn, and fresh herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of beefsteak tomato, cracked peppercorns, and basil
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich, chewy and sophisticated, this Nebbiolo has the power and nuance you'd hope for.

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Piedmont Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other, lesser-known reds from Piedmont include such Nebbiolo-based wines as Gattinara and Ghemme as well as wines from other varieties such as Ruché and Grignolino.

Gattinara and Ghemme are produced in northern Piedmont, known as Alto Piemonte. These are rich wines with great complexity and very good acidity. Though not as powerful as Barolo, the wines often age quite as well, as long as twenty to thirty years, due to both the amount of tannins as well as the acidity levels.

Ruché is medium-bodied and has light tannins and good acidity. The wine has a spicy, pink peppercorn and red spicy quality to it, making it a fine pairing with foods from salumi to grilled poultry. Grignolino is very light in color (almost rose-like) with strawberry and tart cherry flavors and very good acidity. It is means for early consumption with salumi and lighter pastas.