2013 Giorgio Pelissero Langhe Nebbiolo

Year: 2013
Appellation: Langhe, Piedmonte
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 91
Vinous Media: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$21.95

STUNNING VALUE & BARGAIN FOR 100% NEBBIOLO! WE LOVED THIS EFFORT & PRODUCER!

"Alluring aromas of flowers, cherry, strawberry, sandalwood and leather mark this muscular red. Finishes on the firm side, but should develop well. Drink now through 2021. 2,000 cases made.–BS " (WS)

"The 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo is a fabulous example of the year. Crushed flowers, dried red cherries and mint are all beautifully delineated in this super-appealing, energetic, mid-weight Langhe Nebbiolo from Giorgio Pelissero." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Characteristics:
we produce this wine with the grapes that, according to the vintage, are not suitable for making Barbaresco. Among them, all new planted vineyards bought in the past few years, and consequently considered too young for producing a great Barbaresco.

Technical notes:
in vinification we try to exalt the Nebbiolo's characteristics of freshness: macerations are not too long and always temperature controlled. Ageing is made partly in barrique (20/30%) and the rest in 50 hl oak barrels for around 8/9 months. After blending, it rests in the bottle for 2 months and finally commercialized.

Tasting sheet:
clear, bright, purple red with evident clearer tannic nuances around the glass edge. Olfactory sensations are persistent, fragrant and wide open exalting the fruit of the wine. It is also rounded by evident perception of strawberry and raspberry typical in this wine.

Good gustative persistence with the classic light tannin astringency of Nebbiolo, very well rounded by the wood aromas and other flavour components (proteins, salts, trivalent salts).

Lovely finish, persistent and stimulating.