Giovanni Viberti Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2021

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About This Wine

A Barolo wine released under Langhe as they did not conform to the Barolo winemaking standards

Grape Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo, produced from vineyards with more western exposures within the Barolo region of Langhe Nebbiolo DOC.

Taste Profile: Medium intensity ruby red. Aromas of ripe red fruits, strawberry & cherry. Soft tannin and great drinkability

Winemaking Process: After the destemming-crushing, maceration and alcoholic fermentation takes place on the skin for 8-10 days in temperature-controlled steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation follows at controlled temperature in steel tanks. Aging takes place for a year in wooden vats with a capacity of 50 hl each. The wine then returns to steel tanks where it completes its maturation for a further year.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Brand Giovanni Viberti
Vintage 2021

Wines of Piedmont

In the North-Western corner of Italy, with a backdrop of the visually stunning Alps, Piedmont is a great place to visit for wine tourism. It is also home to some of the most sought-after wines in the country.

Nebbiolo is the region’s most prestigious grape variety, a red variety not seen much in Australia. Wines made from this grape are powerful with remarkably high levels of tannins but a balancing acidity. The Piedmont region offers the grapes with a reliable autumn fog that provides a cooling effect which is particularly beneficial to the growth of Nebbiolo. This pre-harvest fog (“nebbia” in Italian) is actually where the grape’s name comes from. The fog is vital in that it prolongs the time spent on the vine and allows the grapes to achieve full ripeness.

The most famous examples of Nebbiolo come from the appellations (subregions) of Barolo and Barbaresco, known for their ability to age well, firm tannins and distinct smell of tar and roses. Barolo is a big tannic expression of Nebbiolo, while Barbaresco only about 15km away makes a more elegant style. Barolo wines are generally the more expensive of the two and are known to cellar for decades.

By volume however, Barbera is the most planted red grape in Piedmont. This grape makes a juicy, low tannin but high acidity easy-going red. Perhaps somewhat like a lighter style Shiraz.

While there are quite a few white varieties planted in the region, the most notable is Moscato d’Asti, made in a sparkling style in the Asti subregion.

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