Giamello Langhe Nebbiolo “Villa Gentiana” 2014
Giamello Langhe Nebbiolo “Villa Gentiana” 2014 | Bottle Price: $18.99 | Case Price: $205.09
Nebbiolo is an alluring grape varietal. It teeters on the tightrope between delicate and intense, feminine and powerful, complex and accessible. It manages to be all of those things, which may be why it has such a dedicated following. It’s similar to pinot noir in many respects, it’s highly sought after, it’s finicky in the vineyard, and it makes some of the most stunning wines in the world – most notably Barolo and Barbaresco. In fact, the ‘Villa Gentiana’ is declassified Barbaresco, making this wine a truly incredible value.
The nose is beautiful and smells of autumn – wet leaves, cherries, strawberries, crushed violet petals, and freshly turned earth. Bright red fruits on the palate with a fair bit of grip and refreshing acidity. It’s incredibly food-friendly and would be just the thing to have with cheese and salumi. For a more filling meal, pair this with Weeknight Bolognese, which comes together easily and still tastes amazing.
Silvio Giamello is the fourth generation to be making wine for the estate. They practice ‘traditional’ farming methods, methods that have been used for hundreds of years. All vineyard work is natural and chemical-free, the nebbiolo is fermented in stainless steel then ages 10 months in large Slavonian oak botti and the grapes come from vines that are 41-48 years in age.