Cà Rozzeria, Langhe Nebbiolo Neive 2017, Piedmont, Italy
Tasting Note: Nebbiolo’s classic flavors with a medium-intensity throttle.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of red cherry, strawberry, cranberry and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied nebbiolo has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and ripe, slightly-grippy, medium tannin ultimately completing with a medium-to-medium-plus finish.
There is some midpalate complexity that runs underneath a somewhat, tart-fruit overlay.
Bottle Note: The cellar of every artisan winemaker has its secrets, or better yet, its extra parts: an additional cask or an unallocated single vineyard. Most times, these wines are whisked off to another cellar to become something else. Their soul, story and origins are lost forever. Cà Rozzeria is the body shop (carrozzeria) which allows the grower to bottle his extras just as they are and stick with his story to the end. The wine leaves its cellar with a different look in label only, and remains just as the grower intended it. Cà Rozzeria wines are always estate bottled by the growers who make them.
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: April 22, 2020