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April 26, 2010

Pio Cesare Nebbiolo, Langhe, Italy

2006 Pio Cesare Langhe Nebbiolo
Piemonte, Italy
125 sek (ca 12€)

100% Nebbiolo
13,5 % abv.

Medium intense, dark red color. Interesting! blend of aromas coming to my nose. Violet and roses, some spices, cherry and roasted tones. Drink it! A medium-bodied wine, bringing lots of cherry and oak notes with hints of the flowers. Fruit and oak tannins are clearly speaking their language, and albeit soft, giving a mouth-drying feeling. The acidity is typical Italian-high, so good!. The alcohol blends in, makes for a nice finish. A wine just perfect to food, like steaks, stews, and dishes with tomato sauces. I really like this one.
Langhe belongs to the Piemonte, the area in the mostwestern part of Italy. Much cooler temperatures than the more southern parts of the country make for wines with good structure. The nebbiolo grape variety is what makes the famous Barolo and the Barbaresco, the little brother.
Christian Schiller has recently written about other Pio Cesare wines, click here to learn more.

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