Taliano Michele are based in the lesser known Piedmont appellation of Roero, where Nebbiolo is also the principle varietal. They also have vines in the Barbaresco zone at San Rocco Seno d'Elvio. The estate was established in 1930.
The wine is composed of 100% Nebbiolo grown on calcerous soils at an altitude of 300m with southern exposure.
Juice is handled traditionally with a long maceration, followed by 24 months in oak (at a ratio of around 30% new, 70% neutral). The wine rests in bottle for 12 months prior to release.
The nose shows red fruit with blackcurrant notes over a classic Nebbiolo fine grained, robust tannic structure. The wine is showing some softness now given its age. Very aromatic, with hints of leather, pepper and liquorice. This is a wine giving the opportunity to try Piedmont Nebbiolo with some age – and approachability - at an attractive price point when compared to more famed Barolo and Barberesco.
Pair with mushroom dishes, ripe cheeses, roast chicken, rabbit, and game.
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