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The most popular Nebbiolo-based wines, Barolo and Barbaresco, are quite expensive. Luckily, you can get your cherry, tar, and rose-fix from a few other regions where there are more pocketbook-friendly options. The neighboring regions such as Roero, Gattinara, Ghemme, Nebbiolo d’Alba and Langhe in Piedmont, as well as Valtellina in Lombardy, are made with 70-100% Nebbiolo and offer similar (if not strikingly similar – Roero) flavor profiles to Barolo, with a little lighter tannin and price.
Giovanni Manzone 'Reserva Gramolere' Barolo DOCG 2008
Wine Spectator 95/100 - An ethereal red, boasting the elegance and finesse of the vintage. Cherry, strawberry, leather, licorice and tobacco notes are shaded by oak spice, but this has a core of mineral that drives the lingering finish. Shows harmony and restraint overall. Best from 2017 through 2032. 200 cases made. — BS