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Produttori di Nebbiolo di Carema Classico 2017

Produttori di Nebbiolo di Carema Classico 2017

Nebbiolo doesn't have to be powerful and heavily oaked. Expressions that are lighter and brighter can be just as pleasing. After all, I don't get to have a steak dinner  every night! This Carema is bright, like red strawberries and fresh flowers, with little tannin for a Nebbiolo. There is also very little wood influence, so in a way I feel like I am drinking a purist expression of the grape. It is not a rosé, but can be enjoyed chilled as well as cellar temperature.

The world needs to know about the wines of Carema. This little hamlet in the Alps has produced a Nebbiolo so unique that it was granted its own DOC in 1967. The place is majestic and the vineyards unique. Rock terraces that are hundreds of years old are topped with stone pillars called Pilun that support the pergola. Harvest at this incline is carried out by hand with ladders and baskets. One has to appreciate places where traditions and wine culture run so deep.

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/ 750ml
SKU: U17CRCL
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Nebbiolo
Appellation
Carema DOC
Aging
Following DOC rules, the wine is aged for 18 months, with 12 months in large oak or chestnut barrels.
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Deep salmon to pale garnet with a very orange edge. Nose is subtle and fresh, with ripe strawberry, blueberry, dried roses, potpourri, clove, chalk and nutmeg. The 2016 is riper and spicier than its predecessor. Elegant and long.
Vineyard Notes
Terraced hillside. Moraine gravel over granite rock.
Production Notes
Fermented in steel. 12 days of maceration.
Food Pairing Notes
Risotto, grilled meats, pheasant, charcuterie, medium-ripe cheeses, and a great alternative to Pinot Noir.