Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Montaribaldi Langhe Nebbiolo, 2008

I had a glass of this Langhe Nebbiolo at Vio Stato Osterio in Chicago and was quite impressed. For me, Nebbiolo is one of the best wine grapes in the world, and I have been priced out of buying Barolo and Barbaresco. Inexpensive every day Nebbiolo is on my radar, and this wine is precisely what I'm looking for. It's tannic, as you would expect from young Nebbiolo, but not enough to keep the beautiful aromas and flavors of Nebbiolo from blossoming forth--roses, dark cherries and minerals. The acidity keeps you coming back for more, and there is more to find with every sip. I don't know the retail price, but at $10 to $15, I'm a buyer.

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