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Lodovico Langhe Nebbiolo 2020

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Country:Italy
Region:Piemonte
Winery:Lodovico
Grape Type:Nebbiolo
Organic:Yes
Vintage:2020
Bottle Size:750 ml
Product Description

Lodovico Langhe Nebbiolo is made from 100% Nebbiolo. 

Bright ruby-red which softens on ageing; delicate, fruity nose of raspberries and violets that becomes ethereal over time; dry, balanced flavor, with good body that softens after ageing and lingers on the finish.

Vine: Nebbiolo

Vineyards: North-est facing with Guyot pruning (7-9 buds / vine).
N° Vines / hectare: 4,000
Yield / hectare: 70-80 q / Ha
Plant year: 2007

Nebbiolo is a native black grape variety of Piedmont that gives birth also Barolo and Barbaresco. The name ‘Nebbiolo’ derives from the word ‘fog’ and there could be two reasons. The first hypothesis traces the name of Nebbiolo back to the obscured, almost clouded appearance of the grape, covered with abundant bloom. The second hypothesis, more suggestive, is linked to the very late ripening of the grapes: the Nebbiolo grape harvest often takes place in late October, when the vineyards are enveloped in morning mists.

It pairs with pasta, soup, meats, seasonal dishes and medium-aged cheeses.




Winery: Lodovico

Founded by Lodovico Borgogno in 1950, the Estate is now run by 4th generation winemakers Virna and Lorenzo Borgogno. Virna was the first woman in Italy to have received her degree in Winemaking Technique (Enologica Tecnica) from the University of Turin in 1991. She creates magnificent wines, primarily from the Nebbiolo grape. Her Barolos are long lived, structured wines that should be appreciated throughout their long life.

The estate is located in Barolo at the center of the Langhe region. The winery sits at the foothill of Cannubi, which marks the dividing line between two different soil types - the Tortonian soil to the north and west (La Morra) is generally more compact marl mixed with sand, producing elegant, softer wines that are more approachable in their youth. The Helvetian soils, with loose, less fertile sandstone and limestone rich marl, are to the south and east (Monforte and Serralunga).

The vineyards spread over 12 hectares of the most important crus in Barolo:

Barolo Cannubi 1.5 ha (the word "Cannubi" means union in local dialect - union of two soil types)

Barolo Preda 1.0 ha
Barolo Sarmassa 0.5 ha
Barolo Cerviano Merli (Novello) 3 ha
Barolo San giovanni (Monforte) 0.5 ha
Barbera d’Alba 2 ha
Dolcetto d’Alba 0.5 ha
Langhe Nebbiolo 1.5 ha
Timorasso (langhe Bianco) 0.5 ha


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Pairs with aged cheeses, red meat, rich/earthy dishes, truffle risotto, pasta with sausages and mushrooms. Braised or roasted meats.

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With a ruby-red color, the Barolo Cannubi has a rich bouquet which gradually recalls the scents of roses flowers, truffles and wood spice. The palate is at first elegant and refined, then is begins to gain in complexity with a little breathing or decanting.

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DESCRIPTION: In 2004, Freisa was discovered to be the closest relative to Nebbiolo, thus explaining the deep bond this variety has with Piemonte and its people. With a noble profile and similar characteristics to the Nebbiolo, we have been bottling a dry Langhe DOC Freisa ever since 1989. Kyé means ‘who is?’ and represents the surprise for this indigenous and forgotten grape.

VINEYARD AND TERROIR: Estate vineyards, the oldest located in San Ponzio, on the lower west border of Bricco delle Viole. This is the closest vineyard to the winery, and a selezione massale planted by Aldo in 1980.

GROWING: In 1971, Aldo Vaira was one of the earliest adopters of organic farming in Piemonte. Vineyards have been nurtured and soil preserved by grassing and cover crop for almost 50 years now. With an incredible ratio of manual work per hectare, farming at Vajra is a labor of love and “recipe-free” attention. Intense research is also placed into monitoring and improving the biodiversity of both flora and fauna not just in the vineyards, but also in the winery fields and forests. The winery is sustainably certified (UNI EN 11233:2009) and will be again fully organic certified since 2019.

Langhe DOC Freisa Kyè displays a beautiful, translucent garnet color. The aromatics are a combination of redcurrant and wild mountain berries, layered with a touch of sweet spices, fresh leather, and candied japonica prune. The mouth is juicy, succulent, with lots -yet never hefty- tannins. There is a beautiful structure in this vintage and a lovely, lovely finish.


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‘The 2018 Langhe Freisa Kyé is quite refined in this vintage and yet it also shows all of the aromatic nuance and complexity that are such signatures of this variety and wine. Dried herbs, rose petal, lavender, mint and spice lend exotic nuance to this deep, beautifully layered Freisa. The Kyé is one of the sleepers of Piedmont's 2018 vintage. It is, quite frankly, ‘as good or better than some Barolos in this tricky vintage. ~- Antonio Galloni

-Vinous 93 Points

 Vinous Antonio Galloni: 93
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