2011 Piazzo Barolo Riserva Sottocastello Di Novello 5.00L
2011 Piazzo Barolo Riserva Sottocastello Di Novello 5.00L Piazzo Scottocastello di Novello Barolo Riserva 2011 is an age-worthy Nebbiolo with 62 months in barrel and bottle before release that is velvety and well-structured. The nose opens with the traditional tar and roses that expands into black cherry, black berry, black currant, dried oregano, dried cherry, dried cranberry, leather, and earthy elements, which the palate confirms. The wine pairs very well with wild boar tenderloins and a potato hash, as tannins and flavors will complement the dish.
The white wines that are made in Central Italy are not flashy or famous, but they can certainly be delicious. This area is known for making clean, light, white wines that are refreshing. You will not find many famous grapes grown in this region, but you will find some great values.
Italian white wines can be very frustrating and confusing. They do not make many wines from grapes that most people are familiar with. However, some of the local grapes that are used can make wines that are elegant, refreshing, and fun.
A lot of the really great white wines from Central Italy are going to be simple and light. They do not have a ton of strong fruit flavors, but can often produce subtly beautiful flavors of tart stone fruits, white flowers, and often almonds.
Keep your eyes open for the underrated wines of Verdicchio di Matelica or Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.