Ferrando Carema "Etichetta Bianca"  2015 Magnum

Ferrando Carema "Etichetta Bianca" 2015 Magnum

Ferrando Carema "Etichetta Bianca" is the most gorgeous expression of Nebbiolo in existence and the 2015 is a future legend. Fans of this tiny appellation know that there is nothing else quite like it. Nestled on terraces above the small village of Carema, in the shadows of Monte Bianco, the mere 17 hectares of vineyards that comprise the appellation are just about the most northern climate for the Nebbiolo grape. With its mouthwatering acidity, its sumptuously velvety texture, its panoply of spices, and its eerily pure fruit, it embodies what makes Carema so special, yet with a bit more authority and power than in a more typical vintage. Made from Nebbiolo grapes harvested around the 20th of October, fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, with maceration on the skins for about 10 days. In conformity with the production regulations, refinement lasts 36 months, 30 of which in oak barrels. With an intense color, and a tannic and spicy mouthfeel, this one is perfect with beef, braised meats, game, and mature cheeses.