I’m told we generally think of white wines when we think of flowers, but our assumptions aren't necessarily true. Violets and Syrah, roses and Nebbiolo, these are pretty classic descriptors.
I’m going to take advantage of this opportunity to recommend Nebbiolo. No need for large-scaled Barolos and Barbaresco now that we’re rolling into warmer months, just check out some of the top Langhe Nebbiolos. These are wines that deliver the penetrating fragrance of Nebbiolo, strawberries, raspberries and rose petal in a lighter, fresher style. They are zesty wines for a zesty season!
Two to try:
Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo - A classic wine from one the best producesr, year in and year out.
G D Vajra Barolo Albe - So I cheated, but this Barolo is so affordable it competes with some Langhe Nebbiolo. From high altitude vineyards, it’s a lighter-bodied, more floral style of Barolo.
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