Well again I’ve failed myself. My blogs are far to far apart and not getting into a regular contribution is starting to annoy me…..well it’s not as if I’ve not been doing any drinking, sorry, tasting since my last post 😄.
So what have I been drinking I over the recent months that has stuck in mind long enough to warrant a post? Well firstly there was the discovery of Nebbiolo made by a grower called Fay. Nebbiolo is a powerhouse of a wine, and the best known examples come from Piedmont, Fays wines however are from Valtellina and Nebbiolo produced here tend to be much more graceful and approachable earlier.
Fay’s Nebbiolo 2006 in half bottle was utterly amazing, a lovely nose, more musk and earthy aromas showing it was at its peak and best drunk soon, in the mouth however it was amazing, expecting it to be faded I got as fresh and vibrant a wine as one could expect, several minutes in the glass and the wine blossoms into a perfect wine which can be drunk on its own or with food. Nebbiolo from Piedmont normally needs a hearty dish due to being so heavy, this example of the grape from another region needs no such attention.
I have no more of the 2006 left, which is a shame, but this means I will just have to move on to the next vintage.