This blend of 55% Nebbiolo, 37% Mourvedre and 8% Syrah may be the most “nebbiolo-ish” Piedi Grandi yet.
Whole cluster fermented and without the addition of yeast nor SO2, the Nebbiolo and Mourvedre lots were combined in tank after pressing. The Syrah was added later to provide a bit of “something extra." It was aged entirely in tank to preserve its character and racked only once, just before bottling. A small amount (15ppm) of SO2 was added then.
The wine shows really beautiful aromatics of flowers and stones. It has a lovely, light plummy spiciness to its flavor, and finishes with a balanced combination of fresh acidity and tannins.
The Piedi Grandi has shown itself to be a quite versatile wine, able to pair with winter fare as well as warmer-weather dishes. Drink now, or age it without worry.