This Langhe Nebbiolo shows the classic flavours: Savoury, cherry, meaty and mineral streak that Langhe Nebbiolo is known for. It is rather soft for a Nebb. But keep in mind that it is still rather grippy but most standards. Then there is the acid and the long savoury finish to contend with. It really needs some food and I found a rare Porterhouse worked well. Drink from now and until 2023 at least.
One of the top Estates in Roero where the white grape Arneis really struts its stuff. The family have been making wines here since 1670 and the current generations are still active. Especially great Arneis and Nebbiolo are produced on their vineyards.
Known as one of the greatest wine regions in the world, its name literally means the ‘foot of the mountain’. Piedmont located in the North Western reach of Italy. There are a lot of parallels drawn between the best wines of Piedmont (Barolo and Barbaresco) and the wines of Burgundy. The region neighbours France and Switzerland with its border defined by the Alps to the north and west and Apennines to the south. These natural defences were used to keep the Ligurians safe from Roman invasions. Luckily it didn’t work forever, as we may not have the wines that we cherish today.
A recent ‘catch all’ addition that allows greater flexibility to producers in the established DOC & DOCG regions (such as Barolo and Barbaresco). Used by producers wanting to blend native with international varieties, experiment with aging lengths and newer wine making practices.
Famously producing long lived red wines which are light of colour, but abundant in tannin from Barolo, Barbaresco and various other local wines. This is the variety that defines the region. Typical flavours include: Tar, roses, anise, cherry, blackberry and truffle.