TN cheap Nebbiolo

Betsy made some crepes, which she filled with a mixture of mushrooms,
spinach, and Boucheron, and then baked, and served with brocolli. Mushrooms
made me think PN, but the goat cheese made me nervous, so I went a little
cheaper than the Burg I had in mind, and switched to Nebbiolo. The 2005
Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo (Langhe) is quite high in acid, with
sharp cherry and cranberry fruit. Some mushroom and earth with time, but no
tar. So hey, it's not a great Barolo, but it is a nice lively Nebbiolo for
under $15, and the acidity lets it stand up to the tangy tartness of the
goat cheese. Good value. Solid B
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine,
B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a
party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of
objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency
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I'm a huge fan of Prodditori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo. In October my wife and I met and had a long conversation with Aldo Vacca, the managing director. He was very kind and spent almost an hour showing us around and discussing the past and future of Proddutori del Barbaresco, the world's most successful wine cooperative.
I find myself drinking less Nebbiolo in the summer as it is a robust wine which seems to go best with heavy meat dishes. This time of year I tend to eat a bit lighter and am consuming more Roero Arneis.
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I agree with Nebbiolo in general, but this is a comparatively light bottling. Of course, two of my favorite roses are Nebbiolo based, so easy to drink those in summer.
I've said before only Domane Wachau challenges the PdB as top co-op.
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