Produttori di Nebbiolo di Carema Classico 2018
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.