Carema: Nebbiolo's Softer Side

Carema: Nebbiolo's Softer Side

Greetings once again from Devon where I am conscious that having not sent you any emails for a couple of months we now have three in the space of a week. Rest assured I wouldn't be bothering you if I didn't have a sensational wine to tell you about which needs to be ordered right now if you don't want to miss it. Read on...

I was quite frankly blown away by the wines I tasted from the Cantina Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema cooperative. Readers who want to explore the wines of this small appellation may want to start here. Aging in cask brings out the beauty and translucence Nebbiolo can reach in these hillside vineyards. Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020

Carema is one of Italy's smallest appellations, the last village in Piedmont on the way to Valle d'Aosta. As in Barolo and Barbaresco, here Nebbiolo is king, but production is so small that the wines are not anything like as widely known and remain excellent value for money, if you can find them. The Carema Classico is the main wine, made from 100% Nebbiolo and aged for two years before release, including twelve months in large oak barrels. It is a beautiful, silky, floral wine that showcases to perfection Nebbiolo's lighter, softer side. It is immediately approachable and almost irresistible on release, but the bones beneath and the track record of past vintages suggest you could keep it for many years.

The 2016 vintage is quite superb. We have to confirm what we are taking this week, so place your order online now and we will ship when it arrives in the next week or two.

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