2013 L.A. CETTO NEBBIOLO "PRIVATE RESERVE" GUADALUPE VALLEY, MEXICO.
It might seem that Nebbiolo wouldn't take to the warm Mediterranean climate of Mexico's Guadalupe Valley on the Baja Peninsula, given that the grape's homeland, Piedmont in the foothills of the Alps of Italy, is mountainous terrain with a cold, continental climate. However, the two regions have something in common: fog. Nebbiolo gets its name from the Italian word nebbia which means "fog", and the climate of the Baja peninsula, like Piedmont, is moderated by morning coastal fog. This acts as a protective blanket to the vines and promotes long even ripening. Baja is much warmer than Piedmont, with more longer, sunny days, so Nebbiolo grown here achieves levels of ripeness not possible in Piedmont. The result is a totally different expression of Nebbiolo in Baja-- ripe, robust and chewy vs lean and structured--with unique terroir-driven characteristicsand rustic personality all of its own.
LA Cetto has been making wine in the Guadalupe valley since 1928 with an established international reputation. Their Nebbiolo is aged for 14 months in French oak and is one of th region's best examples. It shows aromas of ripe black fruits with hints of spices and leather. The palate is intense, confirming its spicy and fruity character, with great balance and persistence. We like it with tacos - steak, carnitas, or al pastor, and it will also complement a wide variety of Italian or Argentine meat dishes.
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