2018 Bel Colle Nebbiolo d'Alba La Reala DOC (PRE-ARRIVAL ONLY)
Pre-arrival price only landed price is $49 and wine ships April and will be available for delivery late May or early June.
This Nebbiolo d'Alba grows in sandy vineyards called “bricchi” in Roero, left of the river Tanaro. Despite these sandy soils this is perhaps the richest expression of Nebbiolo from the Bel Colle team and certainly a fuller wine than the Langhe Nebbiolo.
It's raised in large neutral oak and the 2018 in keeping with the vintage, is very elegant with super fine tannins. For those that have tried the 2016, this vintage is perhaps brighter and fresher - providing an immediacy of enjoyment. That said, 18 months + in cool place would do it no harm.