Nebbiolo Rosé "Le Macaline" Ciabot Berton
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Nebbiolo Rosé "Le Macaline" Ciabot Berton - 2020

Item # 40674 750mL
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Tasting Notes

The seductiveness of Nebbiolo extends to the rare occasion when you find a rosé version. This comes from an incredible, small producer called Ciabot Berton. Their winery is located in the commune of La Morra. After a brief maceration on the skins, the wine is fermented then aged and bottled unoaked.


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What makes a wine good? How about very good? Outstanding? Obviously there are variables based on preferences and flavor profiles, but for me one of the hallmarks of a really well-made bottle is its staying power. By this I mean that I tasted this bottle the third day it was open and it was still fresh, juicy, and full of bright acidity. In my opinion this is due in part to the grape itself. Nebbiolo is known for its ability to age for decades in the right vintage and storage conditions. Just because this is a pink wine doesn't detract from that. Maybe you don't want to hold on to it for the next seven years (but then again maybe you do...experiments anyone?). All the same, this is full of summer fruit flavors with enough structure to keep me drinking it long into the cooler months of the year.

- BLR

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Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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