Langhe NEBBIOLO DOC, Elio Sandri (2018) - Piemonte
Grape : Nebbiolo.
Tiny production, natural winemaking. Subtle yet complex on the nose with nutty base notes topped with aromas of licorice candy, small wild cherries and bitter cherry compote. In the mouth this is rather smooth, with a rush of black fruit embedded in a lovely, softly textured wine that is built on wonderfully ripe tannins. Gentle and elegant, this tightens up slightly on the finish, gaining a hint of candied green fennel and sneaky length.
Food pairing : Those classic aromatic notes in Nebbiolo – rose, dark fruits and tar – need something funky in the cheese department- but nothing too overwhelming - creaminess and fat, wash rind cheese. Roasted root vegetables, as well as vegetarian pastas with a good glug of oil or butter and a generous pinch of salt.