Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo, 2003
This is a beautiful Langhe wine produced by one of Piedmont's stars. The variety is 100% Nebbiolo from vineyards, most less than 15 years old, in Castiglione, La Morra and Novello that are planted 4.500-5.000 plants by hectare. This is like drinking a nice Barolo at a sale price. The color was a deep red with purple edges. On the nose were the aromas of sweet strawberries, coco and rose petals. This is a full bodied wine with a rich mouth feel and plenty of smooth, but gripping tannins. There is good acidity that compliments the cherry, strawberry and chocolate flavors. The finish was long and elegant. Seek out Vietti for good choices from the heart of Piedmont. We bought this at Pete's Wine Shop, in Bellevue, for about $20. This was in our cellar since the beginning of 2007. Excellent.