producer: Matteo Correggia. This guy made great wines which helped Roero get international recognition. He unfortunately died in a tractor accident in 2001 when he was only 39, and apparently a lot of the top Roero winemakers helped his wife Ornella take over, which she’s done ever since. Thought that was a pretty cool story.
region: Roero, Piedmont. Most of the Nebbiolo in Piedmont is made on the other side of the river in Piedmont’s other DOCGs Barolo and Barbaresco, so it’s kind of cool to try one from Roero. Roero has sandier soil, milder weather, and the lower hills, which is said to make slightly more refined wine.
yum factors: Another great fall wine: light but a bit grittier than your usual fall Pinot Noir. Black cherry with some nerve to it, but the tannins aren’t as strong as like a Cab. A good one before you fully transition to that warm-me-up winter wine.
price: about $20
buy it: here
drink it: by the glass at Lelabar, where I had it with this awesome meat and cheese situation