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Langhe Nebbiolo

Langhe Nebbiolo

DOC, Silvia Rivella, 2017

750 ml
Grape variety: Nebbiolo, Barbera
Producer: Az. Agr. Rivella Silvia
Origin: Italy / Piemont / Langhe
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Article nr. 35292717
Grape variety: Nebbiolo, Barbera
Producer: Az. Agr. Rivella Silvia
Origin: Italy / Piemont / Langhe

Description

This Nebbiolo with a small proportion of Barbera shows spicy and fruity aromas with notes of cherries, white pepper, violet, tarragon and star anise. It has a strong, balanced structure, with juicy acidity and a lot of smooth tannins. Its palate is as complex as its fragrance and lingers long on the palate. It is a good choice with strong dishes, which will provide a lot of drinking pleasure.

Attributes

Origin: Italy / Piemont / Langhe
Grape variety: Nebbiolo, Barbera
Ripening potential: 2 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Latin American dishes, Saddle of lamb fillet with herb jus, Roast saddle of venison, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Risotto with ceps
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in used barriques
Bottling: no filtration
Maturation duration: 10 months
Volume: 14.0 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Countries

Italy

Italy – Where wine is a way of life

The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.

Grape varieties

Nebbiolo

Proud Piedmontese

It’s the king of Piedmont: the most sought-after wines come from Nebbiolo. It reaches its highest expression in Barolo and Barbaresco. Its acidic, tannin-rich wines in its youth are often unapproachable. With maturity, however, it develops an ethereal bouquet of cherry, liquorice, violet and rose, as well as truffles, tar and forest floor. Nebbiolo takes its name from the Italian “Nebbia”, meaning fog. This not because of the weather in Piedmont, but due to the whitish film on the ripe, red berries. It was first mentioned by this name in the 13th century. Much like the Pinot noir, Nebbiolo can precisely reflect its terroir, but only if it is really pleased with where it is. It likes cool climates and calcareous soils. Attempts have been made to transplant it, for example, to California, but the results were disappointing. It feels most comfortable in the hills of northern Italy.

Barbera

The all-around culinary companion

The Barbera grape is one of the cornerstones of the Piedmont. It lends its name to three cultivation areas: Barbera d’Asti, Barbera d’Alba and Barbera di Monferrato. There are fierce rivalries. Thus the vintners of Asti assert that their Barbera is better than those from Alba, because the best sites in Alba are reserved for Barolo and Barberesco. The truth is, there are all kinds of Barbera: young and fruity, ripe and complex, simple or sophisticated. The best representatives are ruby red with pure, sweet cherry fruit, soft body and fresh acidity. They are fantastic culinary companions: there is scarcely any Italian dish with which they do not fit. The variety is well-distributed, thanks to the Italian emigrants in California.