Pale ruby colored with some slow moving legs (13.5% ABV). The nose has medium intensity aromas of cherry, roses, tar, cranberry, dried thyme, red licorice. The palate is dry with high acidity and high tannins. Medium to full bodied, this Nebbiolo has classic red fruit notes with dried herbs, red flowers and earthy tar nuance. The finish is tart and medium in length. This is a scaled down version of Barolo that is easier to drink when young- it begs for pasta dishes which is what I’m pairing it with. It is very smooth and balanced with the high levels of structure that will reward some cellaring. It gets 90 points from me and for $26 it gets 4 stars. Drink till 2026. Salut….
Fontanafreda ‘Ebbio’ Langhe Nebbiolo 2020, Piedmont, Italy
13 Saturday May 2023