To anyone interested in Italian wine the Nebbiolo grape is likely to conjure up immediately the names of the towns of Barolo and Barbaresco. But there are several other areas in the Northwest of Italy which produce Nebbiolo-based wines such as Gattinara, Ghemme and Lessona in the Northern Piedmont where the grape is sometime known as Spanna. The Almondo family use the highly adaptable Lampia clone to make their own Nebbiolo wine. Lighter in style than traditional Nebbiolo from Barolo, it is aged 10 months in lightly toasted barrels and then in large untoasted Slavonian oak casks. Nebbiolo produces acidic, highly tannic wines which are characterised by the development of a so-called brick-red colour with age. The wines have scents of tar, roses, violets and leather among other aromas. Lighter in style than other fuller-bodied wines from this grape, this particular wine will be a very nice accompaniment to meat dishes of any type as well as poultry and pasta.
If you are new to Northwestern Wine, you are welcome to try a sample of this wine. You can order your samples on the website or contact us by email.