The color is a deep ruby red with garnet. The aroma: red fruits, plum, peach, pepper , vanilla, tobacco, red fruits, blackberry. The flavour is well structured, moderate acidity, sapidity, persistent pleasantly tannic finish.
Serve with ripe cheese, meat dishes.
"The 2007 Roero Bric Valdiana Monta emerges from the glass with gorgeous dark red fruit, minerals, licorice, violets and French oak. This sleek, refined Roero impresses for its exceptional balance and fabulous pedigree. With time in the glass, the wine grows in depth and overall expressiveness. The tannins are a touch firm, but the Valdiana should be even better with another year or two of bottle age. This is a fabulous effort from Almondo. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep red. Explosive aromas of lavender, cinnamon, nutmeg, raspberry and Oriental spices: this reminded me of Ruche or Brachetto. Rich and ripe, but with good acidity balancing the sweet, syrupy flavors of plum, blackberry and chocolate. Finishes with substantial chewy, mounting tannins that are just this side of astringent."
International Wine Cellar