I tasted the following wines at Prince Wine Store on the weekend, and for the attached pricetags they are a buy worth considering. Good entry level Nebbiolo and Barbera for the more adventurous wine drinker who seeks to broaden their varietal knowldge of Italy.
The Correggia Barbera d’Alba 2010 ($35) is a good representative of Barbera, with youthful aromas of black cherry and red plum. A fruit forward wine which will be easily appreciated, expected for this price range. Young, rather robust tannins suggest a lifespan of a couple of years. Drink now – 2018. 89/100.
In comparison, the Correggia Barbera Bricco Marun 2010 ($55) is clearly a step up the ranks. A similar youthful aromatic profile of dark berries and red plums, but softer and with a floral element. Med+ – full-bodied, it possesses a finer texture with sleeker diffuse tannins which will survive for quite some years. A deeper and more complex wine, anticipate quiet enjoyment if properly cellared. Drink 2015 – 2025. 91+/100.
The simple Correggia Roero Nebbiolo 2010 ($30) is typical of Nebbiolo with its lifted aromas of warmed strawberry leaf, red berries, and just a note of spice in the background. Med+ bodied wine with lighter raspberry and dried currant flavours which persist nicely. A well-balanced wine with just sufficient acidity and body to lift the wine into the realms of interest. Drink now – 2018. 90/100.
Also tasted the Correggia Roero Arneis 2012 ($30), a social wine so to speak, fresh and rich in flavours to not have to sit quietly and think about it, one to enjoy while your mind is on the conversation at-hand.