A fabulous introductory wine if you have not discovered the virtues of Nebbiolo!
An absolutely remarkable value, this 100% Nebbiolo from Podere Ruggeri Corsini, which is a noted Barolo producer from the prestigious village of Montforte d’Alba, over delivers in every way when compared to other Langhe Rosso, and certainly many expensive Barolo and Barbaresco.
Gorgeous Nebbiolo fruit shows very compelling aromatics and depth of fruit flavors. Fresh acidity, but not angular, or edgy, or distracting as some youthful or rustic Nebbiolo can be. Refined and immediately approachable and delicious now. I sampled Corsini’s two vineyard designated Barolo which are also excellent and good values, but this is half the price…..and not that much different. The wine is aged for 18 months in used Slavonian oak which is traditional practice.
This Nebbiolo will shine with risotto, veal stinko, or braised osso bucco or pork dishes. Don’t let the excellent value price point lead you to underestimate just how good this wine is now and will continue to be for another 4-5 years.