This Italian wine works perfectly, because it can go with a main course or be something you open up before heading out (or if you need to cut a date short). It’s grippy, ideal for meat dishes or rich aged cheeses, with acidity and tannins. Plus Nebbiolo has full-bodied flavor and a delicate scent.
Contributor tip: look for Langhe Nebbiolo as sometimes these grapes are pulled from the same vineyards that produce Barolo and Barbaresco. It’s much more affordable than those varietals (often just because of perception not quality) and not difficult to find a bottle in the $15 – $20 price range.
Contributor: Josh Porter from Il Solito