Some of Italy's finest red wines are made using the Nebbiolo grape in the Piedmont region. These wines include Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. These Nebbiolo wines are full-bodied and tannic when young but can soften with some aging. The robust Barolo wines generally need more aging than the more elegant Barbaresco wines. The Nebbiolo grape has not been planted in large quantities outside of northwest Italy with only a small amount grown in California. Wherever they are from you should buy Nebbiolo wines at the Ultimate Wine Shop.
The 2005 Barolo Arborina displays a darker profile of dark cherries, leather, tar, smoke and menthol, with tons of vibrancy laced throughout. This is an especially transparent, layered Arborina that is one of the standouts of... Read More
Ruby-red tending towards garnet color. Fresh aromas of small red fruits, raspberries, and currants, with a supple warmth, strong but mature tannins, and exceptional balance and persistence. Aroma is full and round; a fresh, balsamic... Read More