2012 Luigi Giordano, "Montestefano" Barbaresco

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Press and Tasting Notes

[94 pts The Merchant's Mark] From the highly prized Montestefano subregion of Barbaresco is this ethereal Nebbiolo by Luigi Giordano. "Earthy aromas that recall berry, underbrush, game and just a whiff of barnyard. The palate offers crunchy red cherry, white pepper and truffle against a backdrop of youthfully assertive tannins." Karen ... Read More »

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Featured March 05, 2017

THE REVIEW

Giordano's Barbaresco is a pure, classic Nebbiolo from one of the most prestigious cru's in all of Piedmont, Montestefano.
    Nebbiolo within Piedmont typically falls into two subregions: Barolo and Barbaresco with the former being a more masculine expression of the Nebbiolo grape and the latter being a more feminine expression. Both, however, exhibit the wonderful cherry and rose petal notes of the varietal.
    Few Barbaresco wineries have Montestefano vineyards; the ones that do are forturnate enough to boast so on their labels. These limited and highly prized wines are known for their wonderful acid spine, pretty red cherry and zesty orange peel notes.
    Giordadno's 2012 Montestefano Barbaresco lives up the reputation of the region and then some. "Earthy aromas that recall berry, underbrush, game and just a whiff of barnyard. The palate offers crunchy red cherry, white pepper and truffle against a backdrop of youthfully assertive tannins." Karen O'Keefe
    What do you pair with such an ethereal red? We recommend meat-filled pasta dishes, game roasts, braised red meats and matured cheeses. Enjoy!Read More »

Region

Piedmont

In northern Italy, Piedmont is home to a number of grape varietals.  Among them is the "noble grape" Nebbiolo.  Grown in several sub-regions, the most popular Nebbiolos hail from Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe, Gattinara and ... Read More »

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