Complex Nebbiolo from the superb Tenuta Olim Bauda
Tenuta Olim Bauda has been in the Bertolino family since the 1960's and was the jewel in the crown of their negociant business. Tragically Sr. Bertolino died in 1985 leaving three very young children and no-one to run the business. Overnight, the thriving winery was closed down and for the next 15 years the fruit from their fantastic vineyards was sold to other producers. In 2000, the three siblings decided to try to revive the estate's fortunes and since then, have managed to re-establish Tenuta Olim Bauda as one of Piedmont's top producers.
Tasting Note: The typical ruby red colour of Nebbiolo. Ample and complex. The sensations are floral, with notes of fresh and withered rose and violet, wild strawberries, raspberries and cherry jam, spice, chocolate, cloves, black pepper and nutmeg. This is a wine warmed by alcohol, presenting finely marked tannins that are smooth, but with tart and acidic notes.