2018 Bel Colle La Reala Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC

A bright, fresh, yet rich, and full-bodied Nebbiolo d'Alba from the sandy soils of Roero.
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Grown in the Bricchi vineyard on the left bank of the Tanaro river in Roero, this wine is a bit of an oxymoron.

While it’s a sandy soil vineyard, that you would think to produce a leaner grape, this is a richer style of Nebbiolo d’Alba, and in fact, probably the fullest bodied Nebbiolo made by the team at Bel Colle. Full fragrant scents of purple flowers and tart red berries, it has a spot-on tannin profile for a wine of this age, yet its fuller body also creating a rounder, velvetier mouthfeel than you would normally expect.

For novices to the wonders of this epic varietal, this Nebbiolo d’Alba is the perfect entry point to go down the rabbit hole and get lost in the Nebbiolo wonderland.

Aging: 12/18 months in large barrels of French and Slavonian oak
Aged 6 months in the bottle before release

91 Points - "Strawberries with orange peel and hints of dried flowers on the nose. Medium body, light tannins and a clean finish. Just a touch of tannin at the end makes it interesting. Drink now." James Suckling (James Suckling)

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    Berries and spice bomb

    A great nebbiolo - strawberries, blackberries and cherry with an overlay of spices. Good acid and a dusting of tannins. Good value alternative to a high-priced Barbaresco.

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