Classification: Langhe DOC
The wine shows pleasant fragrance in its youth, intense aromas of rose and genranium. The palate is warm, soft full velvety and harmonious with good persistence.
- ITA - Piedmont
New leather, cherry and red fruits with a touch of herb. It’s medium bodied, crisp and fresh with good flavour and a light tannic impact – not too much, but there…Drinks well and offers a good taste of the region and variety at a pretty keen price. Rating 90 - Gary Walsh, Winefront (12/DEC/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Garnet colour with orange highlight.
The wine shows pleasant fragrance in its youth, intense aromas of rose and genranium.
The palate is warm, soft full velvety and harmonious with good persistence.
An ideal match with pasta dishes, meat, aged cheeses.
A combination of modern and traditional techniques., beginning with a 9-10 day floating cap fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (28 °C). Ageing in barriques (oak from Allier) for 12 months followed by a period of 6 - 7 months in the bottle.
The rain that fell across much of Europe in late summer was much less of an issue for Nebbiolo. A dry, warm Autumn suited the late ripening variety perfectly and winemakers were able to allow the vineyards to fully dry out and the grapes to ripen. Low yields were crucial in this late vintage but rewarded disciplined wineries with classic wines of great depth.
Approved in 1994, this important doc zone covers a majority of the province of Cuneo around alba in northwestern Italy's piedmont region. Much of its area overlaps other demarcated areas, such as Barbaresco DOCG, Barolo DOCG, and Roero DOC. Langhe DOC winemaking rules are less restrictive than those for the Barolo and Barbaresco DOCG wines. Unlike these DOCGs, Langhe can blend other approved grapes with Nebbiolo. Producers are also allowed to use non-native grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. These relaxed rules are allowing area winemakers to be inventive, and some wines produced in the Langhe DOC are gaining a reputation as the Piedmont's equivalent to the super Tuscans of Tuscany.