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Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC

The name implies this wine is made with Nebbiolo grapes from the area of Alba. What it does not say is that Nebbiolo d'Alba tastes great, with a full rounded and velvet smooth flavour with a long finish.

Check the label before opening for in addition to this delicious dry wine there is also a sweet amabile version which can be extremely sweet.

There is also a spumante. The dry wine is worth the necessary additional maturing in before opening. If you buy a top year's vintage this wine can almost achieve the levels of a good Barbaresco or Gattinara.

Drink at 55 .4- 59°F (13- 15°C ) dry or  42.8-48.2°F (6- 9°C) for sweet or sparkling.

 

SizzanoDOC

Once again this is an excellent red wine made from Nebbiolo from the hills around Sizzano. This wine is less full and powerful than a Barolo or Barbaresco but resembles a more delicate and smoother Gattinara with floral undertones of violets instead of the Italian culinary herbs that characterise a Barolo or Barbaresco. This wine requires at least three years maturing before it can be sold. Drinking temperature  57.2-60.8°F (14-16°C) .

 

Other recommended DOC wines from Piedmont

Boca (violet, pomegranate), Bramaterra, Colli Tortonesi Barbera, Para (violets) ,Gabiano and Lessona, Roero Rosso, Rubino di Cantavenna, Ruche di Castagno Ie Monferrato, Verduno Pelaverga, Piemonte, Langhe, Colline Novaresi, Carema DOC,

 

 Erbaluce di Caluso / Caluso DOC, Grignolino DOC, Loazzolo DOC, Cortese dell' Alto Monferrato, Anghe (Pavorita, Arneis), Monferrato (Casalese Cortese), Piemonte (Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Cortese, Moscato, Moscato Passito and spumante),aand Oero (Arneis).

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