Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo 2015
100% Nebbiolo from 15-year old vines growing on the Bricco di Neive cru Barbaresco site. The vineyard has a southwestern aspect and sits on calcareous, sandy soils at 350m above sea level. The must is fermented in steel vats at controlled temperatures and aged for five months in steel and another five months in Slavonian oak barrels.
The Wine Front – Black cherry, liquorice root, baking spices and potpourri. Medium bodied, supple and fleshy, almost juicy, then the Nebbiolo tannin extends its friendly and reassuring grip, slips in some savoury stuff like new leather, and closes with perfume and strong black tea flavour and texture. It needs some time in the decanter as a youngster, but still delivers a gorgeous hit of affordable Barbaresco should you fancy going in early.
In a mixed or straight case: $47.49