2010 Correggia "Val dei Preti" Nebbiolo Roero
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Roero La Val dei Preti adds dimensions of concentration, depth and structure over the normal bottling. Firm yet well-integrated tannins frame veins of expressive red berries, crushed flowers and spices. The 2010 is the first vintage of Val dei Preti aged in cask. I would not be surprised if Correggia adopts this approach with more of their wines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
Canale. Just mid ruby with broad orange-tinged rim. Sweet, balsamic nose with spice notes. Pretty austere Nebbiolo palate but it works. Genuine Nebbiolo fruit on the finish. Drink 2013-2018.
Matteo Correggia was a pioneer in helping the Roero gain international recognition when there wasn't much in the way of quality wine being produced. Today, the reputation of the Roero is rooted in much of the early work of Matteo and a few daring other pioneers. Matteo’s tragic death in a tractor accident in 2001 rallied many of the region’s leading winemakers to help his wife Ornella carry on. After a five year transitional period, Ornella took the helm and has been guiding and expanding the direction of the winery ever since. Correggia produces some stunningly good, powerful reds, distinctive and vibrant whites, and an amazing dry Brachetto.