Parusso Dolcetto D’Alba Piani Noce DOC 2013 $32 ★★★★

Spice, spice and more spice is what you’ll get in every mouthful of this tasty Italian stallion.  The Parusso estate is located right at the border between the Castiglion Falletto and Monforte d’Alba appellation of Barolo and Armando Parusso’s son and daughter, Marco and Tiziana Parusso have been making superb wines from the great Nebbiolo grape there since the 1980s.  It’s meaty, savoury and has some serious grip on around the back teeth – but you’ll love it with rich rabbit ragu or something equally indulgent.  For stockists contact