2010 Prunotto Occhetti Nebbiolo d’Alba

prunottoSuch a huge difference between 2009 and 2010 vintages in Piedmont, the heatwave of the former year producing sweeter, broader shouldered wines while the 2010s I’ve seen possess a delicacy of perfume and body which I find most appealing. This wine is a great example. Imported by Negociants.

Pale in colour and only just medium-bodied. Beautiful floral, aniseed and red cherry perfume. Further complexity via rain on asphalt aromas and a touch of mint. Citrusy acidity, not much in the way of oak. Light and airy, angular and agile with high-grade tannins. Savoury at its core but not without fresh and pretty fruit. 92

Region: Langhe, Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Price: $42
Tasted: January 2014


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