The Nebbiolo grape originates in Italy’s Piedmont region where fog blankets the rolling hills just as it does in the Santa Ynez Valley. Such cool-climate conditions are a key to producing the finest of Italian wines. Though Tre Anelli’s 2011 vintage leans toward classic Nebbiolo style with brighter acidity, you will still be graced with soft, subtle fruity tannins as in previous years. And, in true Tre Anelli fashion, this vintageiis a fruit-forward red wine—expect notes of tart blackberry and sweet anise on the nose, and lush black cherry across your palate. Pour yourself a glass, and compliment it with something simple like a caprese salad with sweet heirloom tomatoes and rich, creamy burrata!
88 cases produced
92% Nebbiolo, 3% Zinfandel, 2% Syrah
The Nebbiolo grape (which is also used to make Borolo and Barbaresco wines) is known for it's floral bouquet of roses and violets. It also tends to carry some tar-like character. The grape naturally has a high amount of acidity that integrates with the brambly fruit flavors and cherry tones. The tannin structure of the Nebbiolo grape is typically in the light to medium range.
We sourced our 2011 Nebbiolo from the Estelle Vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA, a warm climate area of the Santa Ynez Valley. This vineyard site is optimal for the Italian grape allowing full flavor development.