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Villadoria’s Velvety Red Gem

As we shift into the cooler fall weather, we make room for bigger, fuller wines. We now begin to step away from lighter styles reds and move towards something that will be cozy by the fire, and good with cold weather foods like pot roasts and casseroles. Piedmont, Italy is, of course, well known for delivering a lot in the glass, and Nebbiolo is the variety used exclusively to produce several famous red wines of Piedmont, the most famous being Barolo and Barbaresco. While Barolo and Barbaresco are expensive wines, due to their aging potential, other wines produced in Piedmont, including Langhe Nebbiolo, are much less costly and are more approachable after a few years in the bottle. Villadoria’s Bricco Magno Langhe Nebbiolo features the grape’s classic flavor profile: supple tannins and earthy flavors. Throw a pork shoulder roast in the slow cooker in the morning, and open a bottle of this when you serve your dinner meal at the end of the day.

Bricco Magno Langhe Nebbiolo 2013
Producer: Villadoria
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Price: $13.99
Pairs  well with: Rich red meats, truffles & mushrooms, aged cheeses

By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.