2013 Barolo (Abbona, Marziano)
Marziano Abbona, Barolo, Piemonte, Italy 2013100% Nebbiolo BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, STAR ANISE PERFUME Firmly structured yet with sumptuous, ripe fruit, this is sublimely confident Barolo and an exemplary expression of Nebbiolo’s contradictory tendencies toward brightness, enchantingly “pretty” perfume, and rugged earthy mystique. While this wine’s character is inspiringly traditional, Abbona diligently utilizes a wide array of contemporary methods to optimize the generosity of fruit and varietal character in every wine. As if all this wasn’t enough, there’s a lovely bird on the label. Serving Suggestion: Christmas goose or Peking duck. Rich, creamy cheeses.