When nature and winemakers collaborate successfully, Nebbiolo produces wines of great flavor complexity with aromas of dried flowers, herbs, tea, tobacco, cherries, and raspberries. Dense with tannin, it just gets better with age. After almost two years in barrel and another year bottle aging, this '09 is full of tea and rose aromas with just a hint of tar and orange peel; subtle red cherry and flavors finish with chewy tannins.
Nebbiolo deserves your richest meats—a juicy slice of prime rib or a T-bone, for instance. A savory assortment of cured meats is another favorite. And, don't forget that Nebbiolo is Italian—tomato-based sauces with pasta are a perfect partner.