3 Stars - Vinibuoni d'Italia 2018
The noblest of the Piedmont wines, the Nebbiolo, like tradition demands derives its “doc” attribute from the name of the leading village in the production area.
Albugnano is a village situated on the highest hill of the production area, in the centre of Piedmont, with a far-reaching view that on a clear day the Alps are its only obstacle.
Wine: Albugnano D.O.C.
Vine: Nebbiolo 100%
Area of production: Piedmont and all the villages around Albugnano, in the northern part of Asti province.
Refinement: This wine rests for at least 12 months in big oak barrels; this period gives to the Albugnano a remarkably harmony and an extraordinary longevity thanks to the process of micro-oxygenation performed by these barrels.
Color: Intense red turning into a garnet red with aging.
Bouquet: Winey, heavenly, fruity, especially of cooked fruit, spicy with a delicate woody sensation.
Flavour/Aroma: To the palate is full of body with an elegant tannin, thanks to its refinement, tasting just right, persistent and harmonious.
Best when used: 2-10 years.
Suitability: Its tannic sensations and full body taste make it suitable for grilled or broiled red meats and spicy or marbled cheeses.
How to serve: In a large chalice, best if first aerated in a decanter at a temperature of 20°-22° C.