Gillardi, Langhe Nebbiolo

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Gillardi, Langhe Nebbiolo

Baby Barolo For That Unmistakeable Chill In The Air!
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More reliable than a groundhog's shadow is the unmistakeable look I got from my pooch this morning that said, "it's a bit cold out right now, I think I will stay inside a bit longer." With this time-tested look is the official transition into red wine season.

We can think of no better wine to embrace these cooler months than the 2015 Gillardi Langhe Nebbiolo. Cooler weather tends to bring with it heartier seasonal cuisine. Goodbye watermelon, hello seared mushrooms.

Often referred to as "Baby Barolos," Langhe Nebbiolos require less time in bottle and age before release (unlike Barolos which require around 3 years). This is what Piedmontese winemakers enjoy when they are waiting for their ageworthy Barolos to mature. 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.

Dry and mineral driven, this Piedmont red boasts loads of cherry and raspberry fruit, well-integrated tannins and zesty acidity that cleans the palate and keeps the wine lively. 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. A rare find indeed, you can enjoy this wonderful wine with your favorite meat sauce, cured meats and hard cheeses. Enjoy!

$27.95 per bottle / $335.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK
92 / 100

Warm cherry, raspberry and violet aromas. Rose petal and autumn spice. Bone dry and mineral driven, this wine reveals classic Nebbiolo tannins that are wonderfully chalky and anchor the pretty fruit. A hint of truffle and leather and you understand why Langhe Nebbiolos are often referred to as a "baby Barolo." This beautiful red is perfect for the hearty pasta dishes, red sauces and fire-grilled pizza.

Product Details


Producer: Gillardi

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Sub Region: Langhe

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W6260