Tenuta Carretta, Langhe Nebbiolo DOC (Piedmont, Italy) “Podio” 2020

($21, Consortium Wine and Spirits Imports):  Wines carrying the Langhe Nebbiolo appellation, especially from a top producer like Carretta, can be a great way for consumers to be introduced to the charms of the more prestigious Nebbiolo-based wines, such as Barolo and Barbaresco, without breaking the bank.  Take this one.  Its floral fragrance is immediately captivating and balances the wine’s austerity and mineral-like aspect.  Moderate tannins provide adequate support without intruding.  Fresh and clean, this is a charming mid-weight wine with firm structure, perfect for most any meat from the grill this summer.
91 Michael Apstein Jun 28, 2022