This weeks Tuesday Quick Sip is from our dinner last night at the fabulous Fratelli Lyon in Miami and is the 2005 Moccagatta Langhe Nebbiolo.
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Aging: 6 months in used barriques
Price: $53 (restaurant, not sure retail)
My Tasting Notes –
Nose: truffle, black and red currant, fresh thyme, fennel
Taste: red currant, raspberry, red clay, truffle
Mouthfeel – nice across the whole palate and velvety tannins
Finish: long and lush with great ripe fruit and earth undertones integrating nicely
A great Nebbiolo from younger vines than the Barbaresco that Moccagatta produces, and for about a 3rd of the cost!