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Ettore Germano Langhe Nebbiolo DOC “Vigna Rionda” (2014)
Ettore Germano Vigna Rionda (2014)
“It is perhaps the most famous and historic vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba and one of the best known in the Barolo area, with about 10 hectares, an altitude of 300-350 meters above sea level, full southern exposure, calcareous soil.
We acquired 0.5 hectares of the historic part of Vignarionda in 2010, already owned by Aldo and Tommaso Canale. In 2012 we replanted the vineyard in order to have the same mass selection as our other vineyards. 2014 was our first harvest, which we marketed as LANGHE NEBBIOLO, although vinified according to the Barolo process, from 2015 it will be BAROLO VIGNARIONDA. ”
Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%
Vinification: The grapes, harvested manually in crates, are pressed but not de-stemmed, in vertical steel tanks, where alcoholic fermentation takes place with maceration on the skins for about 30 days, during which several daily pumping over is carried out. After racking and malo-lactic fermentation, the wine is placed in barrels of about 2000 liters where it ages for 18 to 24 months. After this period, the bottling and aging of about 12 months in the bottle precede the placing on the market.
Tasting Notes: Garnet red color. The nose has splendid aromas of fresh fruit. We can identify the cherry, and the plum. Followed by flowers and with the classic violet and red rose petals. We already have more complex notes of cinchona and rhubarb too. You don’t need a great deal of experience to understand that we are in the presence of a Barolo and certainly not of a simple Nebbiolo. On the palate it confirms the promises of the already rich perfume prospect. Voluminous the sip, yet supported by a splendid structure, with the triple alliance of minerality, acidity and above all tannins. On the side of the substance, we observe the excellent glycerine, and the heat expressed by the alcohol content. In the retro olfaction aromas of aromatic herbs and red plums arrive. In summary, we are faced with the first vintage of a wine that will become famous. Not a simple Nebbiolo, nor a good Barolo, but a great Barolo from Serralunga.
Pairings: red meats, stews and aged cheeses
Format: 750 ml