Cantina del Pino - Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

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The Grape:
The darling of Northern Italy’s Piedmont region, Nebbiolo is known for producing powerful, complex wines with gripping tannins, firm acidity and red/orange translucent colors reminiscent of Pinot Noir. Tasting Nebbiolo wines is quite an arresting experience full of the floral (roses) and light red fruit aromas leading into earthy flavors laced with cherries and a intense but pleasant tannin presence. Nebbiolo is quite an old grape with references back to the 13th century. Most famously championed in Barolo and Barbaresco, two of the world’s most revered wines.

Grown in Barbaresco and aged eight months in stainless steel. This Nebbiolo grapes come from the younger vines of the Ovello and Albesani vineyards, two of the best sites of Barbaresco. No chemical fertilizers, and vineyards are managed with an extreme respect to the enviroment. Vines average 40 years old. Wines are neither fined nor filtered.

Tasting Notes:
This wine has all of the fruit and spicy characteristics of the traditional Barbarescos, while it is meant to be consumed young this benchmark Nebbiolo can also benefit from some aging. Complex and smooth with good structure of fruit and tannins. Bright and elegant, it opens with aromas of violet and wild berry. The palate offers wild red cherry, crushed strawberry, white pepper and a mineral note alongside fresh acidity and supple tannins. Delicious and refreshing, this is made for pure drinking pleasure.

Recommended Pairings:
Pair with salumi, braised beef dishes, mushrooms, creamy risotto and dishes with cream or butter sauces.
Country: Italy

Region: Piemonte

Appellation: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol: 14%

Aging: 9 months Stainless Steel

Soil: high concentration of calcareous marl with sandy veins

Altitude: From 250 to 290 m.a.s.l.

Vineyard age: 35 to 70 years old

Total production: 8000 bottles

Serving Temperature: 57-59°F
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