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Villadoria

Villadoria
2019 Bricco Magno, Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Nebbiolo d’Alba

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sustainable Agriculture
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

Villadoria
2019 Bricco Magno, Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Nebbiolo d’Alba

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of dried cherry, rose, pipe tobacco, and orange zest with a round, racy, dry medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long finish with notes of dried red cherry, blood orange, dried herbs, and cocoa nibs and potpourri with coating, grippy tannins. Medium body with robust tannins, this wine is a textbook example of entry level Nebbiolo; truly well balanced.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: dried cherry, rose, pipe tobacco, and orange zest
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dried red cherry, blood orange, dried herbs, and cocoa nibs and potpourri
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Medium body with robust tannins, this wine is a textbook example of entry level Nebbiolo; truly well balanced.

The Importer

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The Importer
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Piedmont Nebbiolo dAlba

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Nebbiolo d'Alba is produced exclusively from Nebbiolo in vineyards that are not in the Barolo or Barbaresco production zone. Flavors are similar to those more famous wines - notes of dried cherry, orange peel, tar and roses - yet the wine is lighter with less tannic bite. Thus the wines are more approachable at an earlier age - consume these wines from five to ten years in most cases.

As Nebbiolo d'Alba is lighter and not as famous as Barolo and Barbaresco, it is often a good value and can serve as an excellent introduction to these iconic reds. Pair these with most red meats, game or aged cheeses.