The wine offers a deep ruby red colour with shiny, vibrant violet reflections. The fragrance is intense and pleasantly fruity with the invigorating aromas of wild black fruit, particularly notes of blackberries, blueberries and blackcurrants. Slight hints of black truffle and leather with nuances of vanilla and spicy oak further complement the bouquet.The wine displays a wide range of rich and hearty flavours. It is dry, well-balanced and full-bodied with the typical light taste of almonds. The big velvety tannins are intriguing and consist of a firm and compact framework leaving a gorgeous finish.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points - This wine exhibits a rustic quality with aromas of sour cherries and leather. Dense and deep on the palate with black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate flavors. The texture is silky and soft with fine suede tannins for a smooth finish. ” (Jun 2013)
NOS, exemplifying the pinnacle of Mezzacorona quality, is produced in limited volumes and only in the best vintages from manually harvested grapes which derive from the finest vineyards in the traditional "Teroldego DOC” area, the "Piana Rotaliana”.
|Wine maker notes
|After initial fermentation in small steel tanks, NOS undergoes refinement of 2 years in carefully selected barriques followed by another year in large oak casks. After bottling the wine is left to age for 12 more months to reach absolute perfection.
|It is a wine to be enjoyed, capable of satisfying even the most demanding palate. It is the ideal accompaniment to those precious moments in life and pairs superbly with the finest food which the Italian kitchen has to offer. The elegance and structure of this exceptional wine make it the perfect companion to well-structured dishes like braised or roasted red meat, game, truffles and seasoned cheeses which are full of flavour. The characteristics of NOS also make it a great wine to enjoy during moments of relaxation and serenity.