Film Executive Naia Cucukov & Langhe
Wines of the Night
100% Nebbiolo from young Barbaresco vineyards. In the cellar, the grapes are gently pressed and fermentation starts with use of indigenous yeast and took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures with daily pumping over for 20 days. After racking, the wine is put in large Slavonian oak barrels where malolactic fermentation and aging takes place.
2017 displays an alluring bright ruby red color. Perfumes are vibrant, with lots of raspberry tones, followed by red cherry and stone fruits, ramassin plum and florals. In the palate, this Nebbiolo is generous and vibrant, fresh, with reminiscence of raspberry and a hint of fresh mountain strawberry. There is plenty of red tones supported by elegant and gracious tannins and a delicious, lifted finish.
This 100% Nebbiolo bottling from Schiavenza is sourced from plots in the village of Serralunga d'Alba. So yes, this under-$30 bottle is declassified Barolo that was vinified to drink at a young age. The wine spent one year in steel tanks before bottling, upon which time it was bottle aged for another year before release.