Scavino "Rocche dell'Annunziata" 1990100% Nebbiolo
Passed it's prime. Dried roses and violets, tar.
The 1990 Scavino Rocche dell’Annunziata is a great label but this bottle is unfortunately slightly passed its peak.
The nose is strong in tertiary notes with tar and ethereal aromas.
On the mouth the wine has lost the vibrance and nerve that a Barolo is known to have.
Full body and long.
Wine making grape
Nebbiolo is an Italian red wine grape variety best known for its production in the Piedmont region, where it produces the DOCG wines of Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Gattinara, Carema, and Ghemme. The word “nebbiolo” is thought to come from the Italian nebbia or Piedmontese nebia, which means “fog.” A thick, dense fog descends on the Langhe area, where many Nebbiolo vineyards are located, during harvest, which usually occurs in late October. Alternative interpretations include the formation of a fog-like glaucous veil over the berries as they mature, or that the name is derived from the Italian word nobile, which means noble. Nebbiolo manufactures light-colored red wines that are tannic in youth and have tar and rose scents. The wines mature to reveal other aromas and flavors such as violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, tobacco, and prunes as they age and take on a distinctive brick-orange hue at the rim of the bottle. To balance the tannins with other characteristics, Nebbiolo wines can take years to mature.Link to here... | Derived from 'Nebbiolo' on Wikipedia