Monsecco Colline Novaresi Pratogrande

Here the grand Nebbiolo takes center stage, a wine made exclusively from this noble grape and harvested from vineyards outside of the Gattinara and Ghemme delimited zones but still in hillside sites on the slopes above and around the towns on the eastern shore of the Sesia river.

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I found this wine to be bright translucent ruby with a clear rim. I really enjoyed the nose of this wine with dark fruit and earth notes, dark dried cherries, leather, cola, and dry crushed leaves. This wine has a very fun and expressive nose.  In the mouth the wine tastes of blackberry fruit, cherries, with smooth med plus tannins well balanced  and a great finish.

I really enjoyed this wine, it’s great to find a fairly young Nebbiolo that is drinking well now, but could probably still hang around another 5 years or more and improve.

Chatt Wine Rating (1-10) – 8

Region – Piedmont, Italy

Varietal – Nebbiolo

Vineyard/Producer – Monsecco

Importer – Rosenthal Imports

Purchased From – Riverside Wine

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