Costa Tenute Nebbiolo d’alba DOC

Costa Tenute Nebbiolo d’alba DOC $29.90 ★★★★ Sourced from Italy’s southern Piedmonte region, this nebbiolo oozes clove, sarsaparilla and raspberry notes, yet in the mouth the tannins exhibit real grip and have good ‘chew factor’ alongside violet, pepper and solid fruit concentration.  It’s a meaty red wine that’ll be just perfect the next time you […]

Maretti Barbera & Nebbiolo 2013

Maretti Barbera & Nebbiolo 2013 $30 ★★★½ This is a classic spicy red with bounce and buoyancy from Piedmont in Italy’s north-east, Barbera is famous for intense acidity and freshness, while Nebbiolo steadies the blend with it’s sold structure and length.  I like the toasty, leather, spiced plum and bright berry flavours alongside the tangy, […]

Contea de Castiglione Barbaresco 2007

Contea di Castiglione Barbaresco 2007 $39  I’m loving this super-tasty, earthy, spicy Italian red because it’s a fantastic example of Nebbiolo that’s produced a lush, plummy and ribstickingly good wine.  Available from Decant Wines 03 3431945 Contea di Castiglione Barbaresco

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