Approachable, silky smooth finish Veglio Nebbiolo d’Alba

The range and variety of wines produced by Nebbiolo always reminds me of Burgundy- another difficult growing area where weather and terroir combined with a finicky grape produce wines that can range from light and fruity to monsters requiring decades to work off their tannins.

Nebbiolo d’Alba tends to be lighter and less tannic variety.  Great for early consumption at a good value.  Bright cherry red color with a clear and bright finish- no over extraction here.

First impression is of raspberries not yet ripe with Rainer Cherries, Oceana roses and tar/tobacco notes.  In the glass, nice red fruit, cherry and raspberry with earthiness and a clean balance between fruit and acidity. Silky smooth finish that lingers and makes you want to drink more.

Excellent with food or without.  Fresh ingredients, Cantonese food, Roast Chicken with Truffles

Dry, approachable, clean finish; overall a good example of Nebbiolo d’Alba produced in a modern style.

Published by thegrapelife

Professional fermented grape taster, Jonathan Mather, originally from Michigan, now hails from the other side of the world- Hong Kong. A sense of adventure and love of exploration has taken Jonathan on some great journeys. Through a love of travel enjoy the pleasure of meeting new and interesting people, and enjoy fine food, wine and music. All of the above; Together if possible! As a classically trained chef and hotelier Jonathan is still exploring life’s pleasures. Over the past two decades, Jonathan has worked in a variety of restaurants and hotels. Passion for great food and wine experiences led to catering and events for hotels. Jonathan’s excitement to explore; meet new people and eat what they eat has led him from street taco stands in Acapulco at 3am to the heights of fine Gastronomy. Always returning for a simple repast of peasant food and great wine- a NY strip rare with salt and pepper, wedge salad, shrimp cocktail, braised osso bucco and a great bottle of wine with some good friends!! While at Michigan State, Jonathan had the honor to run a student led gourmet dinner event for over 300 guests, Les Gourmets. Experience with Les Gourmets and other events sparked a passion for event planning and catering. After graduating from Michigan State’s Prestigious School of Hospitality Business in 1997, Jonathan worked in catering and events with InterContinental Chicago. In the early 2000's Jonathan was a partner in creating YLo Epicure in Denver a gourmet deli and catering company later sold and still one of Denver's top catering offerings. Later moving to Hong Kong, Jonathan has worked in the wine and spirits import and distribution market for over a decade. After a successful chapter with Macallan in sales and marketing, continued rising to General Manager Greater South China for ASC Fine Wines, a division of Suntory. Jonathan has been consulting on import, distribution and brand management for select clients in the region.

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