Giaconda Nantua Les Deux Nebbiolo 2015
Vine age seems to be a significant player here – the wine does not have the structure of ‘serious’ Nebbiolo, in that tannins are only moderate and the palate is soft and slightly rounded, whereas a lot of Nebbiolo can have a bit more tension and mid-palate austerity. Nonetheless, this is really delicious, and there is quite a bit of complexity in terms of the flavour profile of the wine. Brown spices, orange peel, dry soil, amaro, plush plummy fruit – it’s all in there. Unlike other many other Nebbiolo’s this is a wine to be drunk over the next few years and it’s a vineyard site that we will enjoy watching mature over the years to come. – Ches Cook, FWC.