Langhe Doc Nebbiolo

Tasting characteristics

Appearance: garnet red with variable intensity depending on the vintage.
Bouquet: delicate and pleasant, the predominant notes are of raspberry and violet, with the imposition of secondary perfumes very similar to those of Barolo as it ages.
Flavour: a complete and temptingly harmonious wine the elegance of which makes up for its lesser structure compared with that of Barolo.

 
It is best to decant and serve it at temperatures between 18-20°C.

 
A wine for drinking with all courses of a meal, it offers its best expression when served with rich and tasty dishes, from fresh pasta with rich meat of vegetables sauces, to grilled or roast red meat dishes. It is also excellent with soft and delicate blue cheeses.

Features

Langhe Doc Nebbiolo

Vineyard
  • Made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in vineyards situated in Serralunga d’Alba.
  • Altitude: 340 m above sea level.
  • Altitude: 340 m above sea level Total surface area: 2.1 hectares. Soil composition: calcareous. Training system and vine density: traditional Guyot; with about 5,500 vines per hectare. Yield per hectare: 6.5 tonnes.
  • Average age of vines: in great years, only the fruit from the young vineyards (those up to ten years old) is used, while in weaker vintages fruit which fails to express complexities which we consider to be sufficient to wear the Barolo label is added.
  • Harvest: manual, in the second half of October.
  • First year of production: 1970.
  • Total bottles produced: about 15,000 to 30,000 750 ml bottles,depending on the vintage.
  • Alcohol content: 13-14.0% vol., depending on the vintage.
  • Vinification and ageing: a classic wine, with average fermentation and maceration lasting 8-10 days, very similar to that used for Barolo. It ages in traditional barrels for over a year and, during its whole production cycle, the utmost attention is paid to all the details which convey smoothness and elegance to a young Nebbiolo.
  • Note: this is our product which enables an approach to the great emotions offered by an important Langa wine made exclusively of Nebbiolo grapes. Increased readiness and a drinkable quality make it possible to appreciate this wine without the “reverential fear” usually acknowledged to Barolo.

Style Sheet

Langhe Doc Nebbiolo

  • 28/11/2016
  • James Suckling

    A delicate red with light plum, spice and orange peel aromas

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