Carema, Torino

Sorpasso

Carema Nebbiolo 2016

Nose has dried roses, white pepper, crushed cherries, loose tobacco, dried orange zest and dried mud.

Palate has dried tart cherry, black cherry, blackberry, wet leather, anise and very dry garden soil. Medium+ tannins not overpowering, more savory/earth notes than fruit expression on the palate; a very nice bottle with a unique expression of terroir.

Opened for slow oxidation of 6H then +3H decant, expect this to show better tomorrow. Paired to local beef short ribs (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY) in an Asian-style braising sauce, plated on top of Parmesan polenta, so yum.

85% Nebbiolo, 15% Neretto & Ner d'Ala

Anyone approaching the 2016 vintage, please wait until 2024-26 until opening, and likely still too soon even then...
— 6 days ago

Peter, Michael and 35 others liked this

Pietro Bordiga

Vermouth di Torino Rosso Nebbiolo

Light-bodied, smooth and not trying to get your attention. #nebbiolo — 2 months ago

Chris, Rob and 2 others liked this

Cantina dei Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema

Carema Nebbiolo 2017

First experience with this Nebbiolo...what an interesting wine. Extremely light red in the glass... bright cherry and smoke... light bodied, very acid-forward and food friendly. Makes my mouth salivate. It’s spaghetti Saturday, and the wine is wonderful, but the acid and tannin makes me really want Osso Buco or Angolotti with Brodo or Steak Florentine. A real bargain @$25 and reminds me of a much older and more developed example of the grape. I will be searching for more! — 4 months ago

Eric, Ira and 5 others liked this

Cantina dei Produttori Carema

Carema Nebbiolo

Fruity. Berry leaves my tongue dry afterward but then tastes like licorice — 6 days ago

Cantina dei Produttori Carema

Riserva Carema Nebbiolo 2016

Light brown/red color…violet, rose, bright cherry notes… very light in texture, bright and lively acidity. A bit young, but very nice with grilled pork tenderloin, risotto with fresh zucchini and oven roasted tomatoes. Very nice food wine … sitting on a few more for next few years. Nebbiolo works so well with slow cooked risotto with lots of fresh parmigiana regiano. — a month ago

Dawn, Mike and 7 others liked this

Monte Maletto

Sole e Roccia Carema Nebbiolo 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

Brilliant and silky. No formal notes. — 17 days ago

Ben, Neil and 10 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Love Carema😻

Giulio Cocchi

Vermouth di Torino 1891

Sure you could make a fancy drink but I like it as is. A perfect sipping vermouth...so lovely. — 3 months ago

Antica Torino

Vermouth di Torino Rosso

We should all drink more Italian digestifs for 2021?! — 5 months ago

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