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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tasting Note of the Day - Ca'Nova Ghemme DOCG 2004

This Nebbiolo-based wine from the "Alto Piemonte" in Italy has a brilliant ruby red color, with a complex bouquet of dried berries, violets and spices. This wine can be described as "Intense & Powerful" but, by being totally dry, well balanced, with a refreshing acidity and "only" 13.5% alcohol; it delivers a sensation of elegance with every sip. 
Plenty of red berries, cherries and spices with hints of tobacco. The tannins are very present on the palate, but they are pretty mellow, giving a firm structure to the ripe fruit of the wine. The finish is pleasant and long. It is good to drink now (with some light aeration - even less than one hour in a decanter should be enough), but it will develop even more complexity in the bottle for years to come. You can certainly lay it down in the cellar for a few more years. 
This full-bodied red wine had enough intensity of flavors and paired really well with the juicy rib eye steak I had last night.
 You can buy this wine in the United States at the EdM store: http://bit.ly/i5EmGV

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i drank this wine in Italy during the summer...i love it!!

Luiz Alberto said...

Now you can find this wine in the US!
Here is the link: http://bit.ly/srAx9d
Cheers,
LA