Producer: Sandro Fay
Occasion: When looking for a Pinot Noir alternative.
Nebbiolo is a grape that is most often associated with the prestigious regions of Barolo and Barbaresco in Italy. However, other lesser-known areas also make Nebbiolo-based wines. In Lombardy's Valtelina, these wines can share many of the characteristics of their famous brethren at a much more reasonable price. Sandro Fay's Rosso has a light color that is reminiscent of a Pinot Noir. But don't let the color fool you-there are ample tannins to back up the bright cherry flavors.