Wines

Sottimano

Piedmont (Neive)

Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2013

Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2013

Varietal:  100% Nebbiolo 

Alcohol: 14.0%

The Langhe Nebbiolo is produced in the zone of Basarin, in the area of Neive. It is an historical and very prestigious vineyard. Its position, on the border between the zone of Neive and Treiso, together with high altitude gives the wines a particular note of spices with a hint of licorice, as well as great complexity and a considerable structure. The vines are young, about 14-15 years old, and for this reason the grapes cannot yet express the richness of polyphenols or all the aromas and the “nuances” that an important cru like this could have. That’s why we decided to declassify it from Barbaresco DOCG to Langhe Nebbiolo.

The fermentation and the maceration of the skins normally takes about 14-18 days. No selected yeasts are used. The malolactic fermentation happens in French barrels coopered expressively for us by Francois Frères in Burgundy. The wine stays in these barrels for approximately 14-16 months, half of this time on its lees. 25% of the barrels used for aging this wine are new, the remaining 75% have previously been used up to 4 times. There is no filtering and no fining prior to bottling. The Langhe Nebbiolo, due to the severe green harvest done during the summer, has a deep brilliant red, an intense, persistent nose of fruits and spices, with some hints of dried rose, cherries and tobacco. On the palate it shows a good, firm body and very refined tannins, with notes of violet, mint and a fresh, vibrant fruit.

Review:

“Sottimano’s 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo exhibits a ripe and plump fruit profile with simple aromas and tonic linearity. This simple approach fits the wine well and will appeal to those looking for a well-priced red to pair with lamb or roast pork. It also shows good intensity in the mouth with a lean, streamlined consistency and balanced freshness.” - 90 pts (Monica Larner, eRobertParker.com, June 2015)

$33.84 retail per bottle (12/case).

Available by the case through LCBO Specialty Services (Consignment). Please call or email us to place your order. LCBO #938935.