Colombera & Garella Costa delle Sesia Rosso Piedmont, Italy 2019Regular price $26.00
Up in the northern reaches of Piedmont, called Alto Piemonte, the Nebbiolo grape behaves completely different from it’s famous kin to the south. The soil up here is highly acidic, owing to an extinct volcano, which contributes a distinct iron-laced minerality to the wines. As dramatic as the vistas they grow beneath, these Nebbiolos hold extremes in balance with expert tension.
This blend, crafted by two friends from local wine-making families, captures the spicy, aromatic nature of northern Nebbiolo, grounded by elemental minerality and bright red fruits. This is a delicate but serious wine; like a professional dancer, light on its feet and deceptively strong.
Food Ideas: Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce on spaghetti, braised lamb shank, fried artichoke hearts w/roasted pepper aioli, chicken cacciatore