G.D. Vajra Rosso Piedmont (Langhe) Italy 2019

G.D. Vajra Rosso Piedmont (Langhe) Italy 2019

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Consider this blend a cross-section of Piedmont: mostly broody Nebbiolo, with some Dolcetto for depth and Barbera for brightness, then a touch of Freisa and Albarossa for summery fruit, and a little Pinot Nero to finish. This sustainably farmed estate, at the highest point of Barolo, knows its neighborhood well and how to let these grapes show off perfectly.

The nose is alluring with notes of tobacco and dried flowers, while the palate is layered with plum, pomegranate, and dark cherries. Graphite minerality (thank you Pinot Nero) and an easy-going acidity tie this blend up with a tidy bow.

Food Ideas: rack of lamb w/root vegetable hash, creamy mushroom soup, black tea-smoked duck breast, ribollita, lasagna