Intense garnet red with dark ruby reflections. Complex nose with aromas of licorice and forest berries, cinnamon, cloves and violet. Full, enveloping tannins with a long finish, recalling ripe fruit. Because of its structure and body, it pairs well with meat, game and cheese. Serve at a temperature of 17 °C (62.6 °F).
Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
The 2012 Barbaresco Sori Rio Sordo has all its ducks in a row. The majesty of the bouquet – riddled with Nebbiolo highlights of tar, licorice and dried cherry – makes a fitting preamble to the impressive performance the wine makes in the mouth. Harmony, length and finesse are on full display.