I last wrote about the 2006 UMBERTO FIORE BARBARESCO. They are made from the Nebbiolo grape. I was impressed with the wine especially for the price, so when I saw this one I thought I’d give it a whirl. Garnet in color mild on the nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some red berries with some slight tartness on the back of the mouth. On the finish the wine has some nice dryness that builds backed by some firm acidity. The pucker power in the mouth (as well as the acidity) lingers for quite a while. This is not a bad wine but not a fabulous one either. I’d give it an 88 or so.
From the LCBO web site:
TRAVAGLINI NEBBIOLO 2010 VINTAGES 30353 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 17.95
Made in: Piedmont, Italy By: Travaglini Giancarlo Societa Ag.
Release Date: May 26, 2012
Wine, Red Wine 13.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content: 3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
Travaglini’s home base is the little-known DOC Coste della Sesia, located near Gattinara. Here, they create a more fruit-forward wine using the legendary Piedmont grape, Nebbiolo. Whereas Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara are well-known for their ability to mature gracefully in a cellar for a long period of time, this version gives you an excellent opportunity to try this great grape, in a drinkable style, at a value price. An excellent match for gourmet sausages or grilled steaks.