Vinous 95 points!
Produttori di Carema Carema Riserva is a wonderful expression of the Nebbiolo grape from Piedmont. Produttori di Carema is a producer of top quality Nebbiolo in Torino, located in the utmost northwestern region of Piedmont. Created in 1960, they are a small cooperative divided amongst 71 growers in this small, remote region. Each grower rarely owns more than 1 hectare, most having only ½ hectare. The D.O.C. Carema, established in 1967, sits on an incredibly mountainous swath of land bordering the Valle d'Aosta. The climate is cold and quite windy here, resulting in grapes that are slow to ripen, and wines that are light garnet in color.
Carema is a wine valued for its perfume and elegance, but it also has the structure and acidity to age for decades. Compared to their brethren further south and east in Barolo, the wines do not have the same power and density, but more than make up for it with their aromatic fireworks that only Nebbiolo grown in this unique terroir can show (tar, leather, damp leaves, roses).
"The 2015 Carema Riserva is dark, powerful (for Carema) and also wonderfully appealing. Dried cherry, tobacco, smoke, licorice and dried herbs infuse the 2015 with tons of aromatic and flavor nuance. The 2015 also has quite a bit of mid-palate density and the persistence to drink well with just about anything. I find it incredibly appealing, and, frankly, a total knockout, breathtaking wine."--Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 95 points!
Enjoy Produttori di Carema Carema Riserva with osso buco, lasagna, veal chops and aged cheeses.