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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
92 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%
Bright burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of cherry preserves, wild strawberry, rose potpourri, orange peel, incense, anise, hint of horse saddle, and hibiscus with a lightly tannic, lively, dryish medium body and a graceful, complex, long finish that shows nuances of basalt and fine black tea with well-integrated, firm tannins and light oak flavor. Bold, intoxicating aromatics jump from the glass in this overdelivering Langhe Nebbiolo; certainly one to drink now or cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Old World & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cherry preserves, wild strawberry, rose potpourri, orange peel, incense, anise, hint of horse saddle, and hibiscus
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of basalt and fine black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Bold, intoxicating aromatics jump from the glass in this overdelivering Langhe Nebbiolo; certainly one to drink now or cellar.

The Importer

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The Importer
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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.