2018 Roero, Giovanni Almondo
This producer is mostly known for his great Arneis, my favourite alongside the ones from Bruno Giacosa and Vietti. Luckily for the Swedish market, a new importer, Budbreak, has started to import the wines from Almondo. I recently bought some bottles and this is the first bottle of red wine I taste from this producer.
The nose is fresh, fragrant and energetic with notes of red currants, rosehips, Langhe earth and dry licorice. Feels like a high altitude grown Nebbiolo. Light in the most positive sense. Very, very good.
The taste is cool and tight with salivating tannins and notes of red currants, dried strawberries, spices and fresh mushrooms. I would love to get some cellar time on this, say 3-5 years, but at the same time it is sooo easy to gulp down now.