Wednesday, December 21, 2005

No Regrets

2003 Monchiero Carbone "Regret", Langhe Nebbiolo ($20) -- Piemonte region, Italy; 100% Nebbiolo. Slightly funky aroma on first opening then it blew off. Pale red color. Tight aroma and flavors at first. Smooth and short finish. Not a "cocktail" wine, but probably a food wine.

20,000 cases, six months in wood, small oak barrels, two week maceration on the skins.

The website has the answer to the question, what does "Ogni uss a l'ha so tanbuss" mean? I've been losing sleep on that one.

Earthy (almost barnyard) aromas after 30 minutes, still tight fruit with tannins present. If I was going to drink the whole bottle tonight I would suggest a splash decant for an hour before dinner and serve with food.

Paired with Chicken Cordon Bleu from Mairose Brothers Meats, a local butcher/small-grocer in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Definitely a food wine.

Much better by the end of the meal.

Drink now.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ogni uss a l'ha so tanbuss" literally means "every door has its clapper", but it's meaning is more along the lines of "behind every door, there is a secret."

4:48 PM  

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