Tag: nebbiolo

Barolo 2008 update; excessive green-harvesting, the other contagion; and London’s finest, Brooks’s Club, visits the Langhe…

Evviva! Vintage 2008 should be gathered up with open arms by (true) Nebbiolo appassionati around the globe. For 2008 is a classic vintage, that enjoyed a cold winter, a long growing season and a normal October harvest, a month after the much touted 2007. Generally it has yielded more (refreshing) acidity, a marginally lower pH […]

It just goes to show that it’s never too late to discover Nebbiolo!

The following blog is written by Robert Cecil, former (now retired) colleague at Berry Bros. & Rudd and fine wine aficionado (mostly Bordeaux), whom I invited out to the Langhe to show him what was happening; it was his first visit to the region and we visited Giovanni Rosso, Mario Fontana, Manuel Marinacci and Cantina […]

Serralunga’s Vigna Rionda vineyard comes home to Ester Rosso

Forty years after having to sell the prized vineyard to her uncle, Ester Rosso (nato Canale) is now once again able to walk among and work the very Nebbiolo vines she played between as a child. On page 218 in Slow Food’s ‘A Wine Atlas of the Langhe’ (2008 edition) is written: ‘If you ask […]

‘Nebbiolo nobile’ event in Serralunga d’Alba, Piedmont…

It’s very simple: everyone’s heard of Barolo and Barbaresco but few realise that the grape behind these two wine styles is Nebbiolo. And that when you plant, harvest, vinify and age Nebbiolo grape to be made as ‘Langhe Nebbiolo’ or ‘Nebbiolo d’Alba’ DOC, you’ll quite likely to be treated to a great value, perfumed early […]