Saturday, March 4, 2023

Matteo Corregio La Val dei Preti Roero, 2011

Roero is north of Alba, the other side of the river from the prestigious wine appellations of Barolo and Barbaresco. Red wine from Roero, simply labeled Roero, is nearly always made from 100% Nebbiolo, the same grape used for Barolo and Barbaresco. Roero has hills similar to those of its more pretigious neighbor but the soil is more sandy, resulting in wines that are lesss tannic but, in many cases, no less fragrant or tasty. Most important to me, they are considerably less expensive.

Beautiful bright ruby, medium deep, shading to amber at the rim. All the Nebbiolo beauty I expect: rose petals, cherries, licorice. Has that Nebbiolo grip on the mid-palate and then the cascade of flavors, elegant and nuanced.

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