Azienda Agricola Bovio Gianfranco
2010 Bovio La Morra Nebbiolo
More friendly and more approachable than your average Barolo, this wine is recommended for everyday enjoyment. This is the wine to drink while you are waiting for that stubborn Barolo to age for another 20 years!
Nebbiolo, or “Nebieul” in Piedmontese, is a red Italian wine grape variety primarily associated with the Piedmont region, from which we enjoy the heavy-hitting, high-dollar Barolo and Barbaresco. These wines, which are made under exacting aging rules, command top dollar with most finer examples selling at around the $80 mark.
Today’s wine is a “Baby Barolo” and sells for far less than its extended-aged big brothers, making this Azienda Agricola Bovio Gianfranco 2010 Bovio La Morra Nebbiolo a fantastic value.
This wine is a major meal sort of wine, so be sure to pair it with something really hearty and delicious.
This highly recommended wine hails from vineyards that were originally planted to Nebbiolo in the 12th century.
Dark garnet hues through a slightly opaque heart. At the edge, a thick ring of brickish crimson encircles the glass.
Earthy and lush with smoky cherry, blackberry and plum compote, spiced sweetwood, fresh loamy soil and roasted star anise.
Tart and plush with smoky dark cherry, tobacco, reduced blackberry, dried dark rose petal and subtle cedar bark.
Drying and plush with flavors that fade very slowly.
Enjoy this wine with something complex like a well marbled New York with a sautéed mushroom and fennel sauce.