This wine makes clear why this corner of Serralunga produces some of the best Nebbiolo in the world. The color of a sunset with a potpourri nose of delicately drying spices, cherries, strawberries and flowers, this balanced, elegant beauty still has many more years of life in her, but is drinking pretty darn well now.

WHO: Paolo Manzone
WHAT: Nebbiolo
WHERE: Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
VINEYARD: Meriame
WHEN: 2006
PRIVE: $50

About The Author

Christina Pickard

Christina Pickard is a native (central) New Yorker who lived for over a decade in London. There she worked as a wine writer, presenter, and educator, contributing to such publications as Decanter, Imbibe and Harpers Wine & Spirit, and presenting on the television show Market Kitchen. Christina moved to Perth, Western Australia in early 2013. She currently writes the wine section for WA's premier lifestyle glossy magazine, Scoop, and contributes to publications including Gourmet Traveller Wine and James Halliday's Wine Companion. Christina founded the Perth-based School of Wine in 2013.