The color is an intense garnet red, limpid and dense. On the nose it is spicy with fruity notes and fine hints of dried flowers and rose petals. On the palate it has a warm tannic mouthfeel, with well-integrated spicy notes.
Perfect with beef, braised meats, game and mature cheeses.
"Ferrando’s 2007 Carema Etichetta Bianca doesn’t even need to be tasted, the bouquet alone is extraordinary. Sweet rose petals, tar, licorice and star anise are just some of the nuances that waft from the glass in this striking Nebbiolo. The tannins are firm, yet silky, but nevertheless are a sure sign this is a wine from one of Piedmont’s northerly appellations. As it sits in the glass the wine acquires more depth in a virtuosic display of class and elegance. This is an immensely pleasurable bottle of wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2027."
The Wine Advocate
This wine ranked 8th of 8—Valpolicellas (3) and Nebbiolos (5)—tasted 3/11 by 14 very experienced members of a group tasting wines blind every month for 34 years. At 94 points against, of a total possible 112 points against, it was statistically significantly much worse than other wines in the group.