Ugo Lequio flies below the radar but deserves the attention of Nebbiolo lovers thanks to his consistent quality. His Gallina shows delicious wild cherry, mint and balsamic notes layered with truffle and a touch of espresso. Still very young, this will open up beautifully in a couple of years and develop even more complexity.
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Previously she wrote regularly on Italian wine for Wine News, World of Fine Wine and Decanter. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (2005), Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines (2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (2014).Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.