Only a very small amount of wine is produced in Bramaterra, situated just to the west of Gattinara, and almost uniquely these wines don't have to be 100% Nebbiolo. Noah is a tiny husband and wife team winery and their Salero contains 70% Nebbiolo along with 20% Croatina (aka Bonarda, and as the name suggests probably originated from Croatia many moons ago) and 10% Vespolina (a grape found in a few places across northern Italy). These two other varieties add a bit of boldness and roundness to the wine, all helped with a microclimate of cooling breezes and warming soils allowing a long and complete ripening of the grapes.
Beautiful aromas of ripe red and dark cherry, berry fruit and touches of spice. The palate is broad, smooth with a bit of tannin grip. Great ripeness and depth of fruit with notes of cassis, cherry, strawberry touches of earthy spice and a long, minerally, balanced finish.Drink now though will keep well into the 2030s. Try with a local rustic risotto, beef stews, game and other hearty meat dishes.