The nebbiolo grape produces wines that combine extraordinary power with surprising finesse. That power takes time to resolve in such wines as Barolo and Barbaresco. Vietti's Nebbiolo d'Alba, on the other hand, provides great drinking right away. It has that mesmerizingly fragrant floral aroma typical of Nebbiolo, and the ripe fruit as well. Tannins play softly in the mouth, giving way to a supple texture and a long finish. This wine makes a beautiful match with beef, lamb, and game.
There are tar and diesel aromas, but mostly opulent, sweet fruit flavors, in this ripe, concentrated red, which is thick but juicy, and the tannins are firm and well-coated. This is just a little dry in the end. Best from 2014 through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.