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Piedmontese Nebbiolo

Piedmontese Nebbiolo Wine Details
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Description: The princely grape of the Italian Piemonte, used for Barolo and Barbaresco, and estate grown at Three Fox Vineyards on the Virginia Piedmont. This is a beautiful, elegant wine with structure, black cherry and spice notes, good forward fruit and a symphony of flavors in the finish.

Varietal Definition
Nebbiolo:
The red grape of Barolo and Barbaresco from the Piedmont region of Northwest Italy. Named after the word 'nebbia', or fog in Italian, which rises around the hills of Alba, the famous truffle countryside. It is noted for its high acidity and 'mouth puckering' tannins and its distinct bouquet of black cherries, liquorice and leather. A top Barolo will take years to soften but when mature will evolve the vegetal, gamy characteristics for which this Italian classic is famous. The colour on ageing Nebbiolo wines fades rapidly to form a distinctive brownish rim.


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