What is Langhe Nebbiolo?
Langhe Nebbiolo is effectively the ‘second wine’ of Piedmont’s great Barolo & Barbarescos. This DOC is the only way Langhe producers can declassify their Barolo or Barbaresco fruit or wines to make an early-drinking style.
What kind of wine is Langhe Nebbiolo?
Langhe Nebbiolo is a red wine in the Piemonte region of northern Italy. It is one of a number of subsets for specific grape varieties and styles within the Langhe DOC. It is generally considered as a junior version of Barolo and Barbaresco.
What kind of wine is Langhe?
Most Popular Langhe Wine
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|Roagna Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy||Nebbiolo||90|
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Is Nebbiolo similar to Pinot Noir?
Much like Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo is an incredibly fussy variety to grow. Also like Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo is considered to be a “terroir-expressive” variety, in that it picks up more of the earth, soil, and climate characteristics versus other grapes, which means it can taste wildly different depending on where it’s grown.
Is Barolo the same as Nebbiolo?
You’re correct that Nebbiolo is the name of the grape that Barolos and Barbarescos are made from. Within Piedmont are two wine-producing zones called Barolo and Barbaresco, whose namesake wines are both made from the Nebbiolo grape.
Is Nebbiolo wine dry?
On the palate, Nebbiolo is medium-bodied but rich, with relatively high alcohol levels. Alongside its trademark color and aroma, Nebbiolo’s final, signature element is its high and drying tannin profile, coupled with its high levels of freshening acidity.
What foods pair well with Nebbiolo?
The Best Nebbiolo Food Pairings Meat: Nebbiolo holds up well to fatty meats, as the meat helps balance out the tannins. Opt for less-gamey meats such as ribeye steak, beef tenderloin, and roast turkey. You could also try pairing with sausage, braised duck, or braised pork shank.
When should I drink Nebbiolo?
Serve Langhe Nebbiolo wines slightly chilled; 56° to 62°. They will not age as long as Barolos and Barbarescos; I would suggest opening them when they are five years old or less. I am currently drinking Nebbiolos from the 2018 and 2019 vintages.