Monday, April 3, 2023

Pelassa Antaniolo Roero Riserva, 2011

Roero red wines must contain at least 95% Nebbiolo, but most are 100%. The appellation is right across the river from Barolo and Barbaresco, and the soil and elevation are similar. The wines, though, for the most part are fruitier, friendlier and a good deal less expensive than Nebbiolo wines from the Langhe. As a result, they are good choices for every day dining.

Bright ruby, no sign of barriques. Beautiful floral bouquet typical of fine Nebbiolo. Also cherries and aromatic spices. Nebbiolo dryness on mid-palate followed by fresh red fruit flavors. Tannin and acidity well matched, and the wine is drinking well right now though I suspect that some of the best fruit qualities are still being obscured by tannins.

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