Grove Winery, Nebbiolo, Guilford County, NC, 2014
91% Nebbiolo, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon
MULBERRY & POMEGRANATE, ROSE PETALS & TAR, CHOCOLATE
From one Piedmont to another? Nebbiolo, a highly prized grape seldom encountered beyond its native northern Italy, has an unlikely vacation home in the eastern reaches of Guilford County, where Grove Winery annually grows roughly one and a half tons of the regal red. Brimming with classic, bright cherry flavors that evolve into something more rustic and mulberry-like, this is a local delight at once easy to drink and thought-provoking.
Serving Suggestions: The Piemontese love their vinegar, & we North Carolinians love our tangy, vinegar-based barbecue & fixins. Lightbulb moment?