2014 Giovanni Rosso, Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont

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Press and Tasting Notes

This Baby Barolo "is a terrific showing." (A. Galloni) Fresh, floral and nicely layered, balance and class. Sweet red berries, mint and licorice linger on the perfumed finish. In a year in which so many wines are quite big, "Giovanni Rosso's Langhe Nebbiolo stands out for its freshness and lift."

A Merchant's Pick


Featured October 10, 2016

THE REVIEW

The pooch gave me a double-take this morning when we started our daily walk - the unmistakable look from the autumnal chill in the air that says, "Let's go back inside for a few minutes." This time-tested look is the official transition into red wine season.
    We can think of no better wine to gradually move into red wine season than Giovanni Rosso's Langhe Nebbiolo. We have easily put this wine in over 100 customers' hands and each has come back for more. With feedback like, "delicious, fabulous, what was that great wine I got last time?, I'll take a case," this Baby Barolo over-delivers for the money.
    Often referred to as "Baby Barolos," Langhe's require less time in bottle and age before release (unlike Barolos which require around 3 years). This is what Piemontese winemakers enjoy when they are waiting for their big-boy Barolos to age.
    What sets Giovanni Rosso's Langhe apart from the others is that these are the exact same vineyards and grapes that go into the winery's flagship Barolo, without the aging. Because of this, you get so much of the Barolo experience in a wine that doesn't need 10 years of cellaring at a mind blowing 27 bucks.
    This extraordinary wine boasts loads of cherry and raspberry fruit, well-integrated sweet, dry tannin and zesty acidity cleans the palate and keeps the wine lively. Delicately spiced, it has aromas of violets and rose petals; it has the weight of a Pommard and the long expressive finish of a fine Barolo.
    As an added bonus, Giovanni Rosso practices organic viticulture and hand harvesting. The craftsmanship of this every-night red far exceeds its price.
    Pair with hard cheeses, and hearty pasta dishes. A rare find indeed, you can also enjoy this wonderful wine with your favorite meat sauce, cured meats, and duck. Enjoy!Read More »

Region

Piedmont

In northern Italy, Piedmont is home to a number of grape varietals.  Among them is the "noble grape" Nebbiolo.  Grown in several sub-regions, the most popular Nebbiolos hail from Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe, Gattinara and ... Read More »

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