Back in 2008, Robert Conterno purchased two hectares of Nebbiolo vines in Serralunga’s renowned Cerretta cru, adding this gorgeous cuvée to the estate’s line up of world class wines. Over the last decade, demand for this small-production cuvée has skyrocketed, and it’s no surprise why. The 2011 vintage oozes with floral tinged notes of leather and ripe berries, with spicy, tobacco undertones and well-integrated tannins. Nebbiolo lovers, you don’t want to miss this one.
This tartly tannic, headily fragrant, beguilingly complex king of Italian red grapes is brimming with bright fruit and earthy funk -- in versions ranging from explosive (Barolo) to ethereal (Valtellina).