Sordo & DRW Nebbiolina Nebbiolo d’Alba 2019


The first-ever release of this Cuvee to celebrate the long-standing relationship between Sordo and fine wine importer David Ridge. Thoughtfully selected fruit from Valmaggiore in Roero (strawberry and orange peel), La Morra (ripe red fruits and palate weight) and Castiglione (classy cranberry skin and fading flowers) in Barolo.

Textbook pale ruby colour with a faint orange hue. Intensely fragrant ripe blood orange, kumquat peel, and fading rose petals with that typical Roero dust and spice. Deeper flavours on the palate; ripe red cherry, strawberry, and roasted plums. Fine-grained but pronounced tannins along with a linear acid-line scream the grape variety. It feels somewhat tight at the moment but overall, a fresh and detailed wine with a high drinkability that over delivers for its price.