The Nebbiolo grape, often called the blood grape, comes from the Piedmont region of Italy and a sub-region called Nebbiolo (The three main grapes of this region are Nebbiolo, Barbara and Dolchetto). This is an old grape that dates back to the 7thcentury and the writings of a monk. From that time to the early part of the 1700’s, it was reserved for the exclusive use of the Italian nobility earning the title “The King of Wine and The Wine of Kings.”
Aromas: Cherry pit, plum, black licorice, leather and hints of baking spices.
Taste: Flavors of red cherries, violet and chocolate shine in this complex but elegant take on the classic Italian variety. Persistent but refined tannins and a firm acidic backbone add depth to the fully structures and silky-smooth textured palate.
Food Pairing: Pairs well with vegetarian fare such as beans and cheese, stuffed mushroom, root crops and outstanding with German sausages and various Wursts. Also good with game and pork, wild boar. such as beef roast, ribs, wild game, grilled steak, or beaufortcheese. Production notes Aged 24 months in oak barrels.