Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Wine from my collection: Marziano Abbona Bricco Barone Nebbiolo d'Alba
Another very drinkable Italian red, this one a nebbiolo. Nebbiolo d'Alba is made in a large area around the town of Alba, situated in the region of Piedmont in northwest Italy. This variety is considered the king of Italian red grapes, prolific in the Piedmont region and the backbone of the internationally renowned DOCG wines Barolo and Barbaresco.
It's fruity, with strong spicy and peppery notes, and is a great entry-level nebbiolo.