Nebbiolo is the quintessential Piedmontese wine grape. Wines are distinguished by their strong tannins and high acidity. If young, it has a ruby color, but quickly turns to garnet-orange. It smells of fruit and flowers, especially plums and violets, then undergrowth with mushrooms, humus and sometimes truffles, dried leaves, tobacco and leather up to goudron and pot pourri of flowers after a bit of bottle aging. Intense and deep wine, both on the nose and in the mouth.
Nebbiolo wines are perfect in combination with dishes based on beef, chicken and pork. Excellent combinations with cold cuts and aged cheeses, but also with delicate first courses such as risotto or rich ones such as lasagna.