Region Veneto, Italy
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Style Full Bodied
Food Pairing Nuj is rich and powerful, and demands fine food. It is best with fine meats, game, and aged cheeses.
The wine takes its name from the toponym “Nuj” (pronounced “noo-ee”) found on an old 1847 map belonging to the winery. It seems that this dialect word means noi – that is, us – and it is to all of us, together, that we wish to dedicate this wine. Full of fruit: sour black cherries, blackberries, and ripe red cherries, with hints of balsam and spice and the slightest suggestion of herbaceousness. The aroma is rich and intense, but with great finesse. “Nuj” has a certain austerity of style. It is highly structured, harmonious, and delicate, with a long finish. The refreshing acidity balances out the wine’s alcohol, and the tannins are dense yet fine.