From the small and prized Roero district, which may have a reputation for less muscle that Barolo or Barbaresco but definitely not here. You can smell the power in the wine from the first whiff – blood and salines almost, deep and meaningful. With all that initial information, what’s surprising is the easy-flowing palate, to start at least, before the structural elements state their case, acidity and tannins meeting to create a distinctive drying texture. Lots to come to grips with here for the price.
Sordo Nebbiolo d’Alba 2016