Tasting Notes: Sour Cherry, Red Currant, Cedar, Rosemary, Pepper
Finding Langhe Nebbiolo under $25 is an uncommon thing at best, and of a quality such as this, simply extraordinary. The warm, sunny climate of northern Italy nurtured Nebbiolo grapes from the highly acclaimed Barbaresco sub-region to utter perfection in this wonderful offering by Renato Fenocchio. This “Baby Barbaresco,” redolent of dried rose petals, summery spice and sour cherry, is pleasing and bright while at the same time complex and deeply nuanced. Well-balanced tannins and mouth-watering acidity make for excellent pairing with fine smoked charcuterie, or wild boar pappardelle.