Why we love it
The Nebbiolo is the grape that makes Barolo and Barbaresco, is a grape that can produce outstanding wines like in this case, where the grapes come from very old vines and the wine is then aged for 18 months in new French barriques. This Nebbiolo has a very elegant nose with floral notes and spices, on the palate is full, rich, lively with soft tannins and is perfect with meat such as lamb and medium aged cheeses.
The artisan who made it
The Icardi winery, located in Piedmont, is run by brother and sister Claudio and Mariagrazia,they have taken over from their father, who founded the winery. Claudio is an oenologist and a firm believer in organic methods and as such, some of their vineyards are grown following biodynamic techniques. Mariagrazia, on the other hand, works in the winery and travels around the world to promote their wines and have vineyards in some of the best area of Piedmont, from Barolo to Barbaresco, from Asti, to Alba, including a small vineyard of Pinot Nero.