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Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo 2015


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The Langhe Nebbiolo is produced from the vineyard of Basarin, in the area of Neive. It is an historical and very prestigious vineyard. Its position on the border between the zone of Neive and Treiso, together with the high altitude, give to the wines a particular note of spices with a hint of licorice, as well a great complexity and a considerable structure. The vines are very young, about 14-15 years old, and for this reason the grapes cannot yet express the richness of polyphenols or all the aromas and the "nuances" that an important cru like this could have. That's why we decided to declassify it from Barbaresco docg to Langhe Nebbiolo.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Langhe
Brand Sottimano
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa91+

Wine AdvocateLocated in the Nieve area, Sottimano sources fruit for this wine from across the larger Langhe appellation. The 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo is a terrific, mid-weight wine to pair with white meat, roasted ham or chicken. It opens to a light garnet color and offers great aromatic intensity. I wish I had a few more bottles of this (well-priced) wine around the house. Dark cherry is followed by earthy tones, licorice and ash.

Monica Larner, April 27, 2018
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorRound, with cherry, earth and tar flavors, this red offers fine balance and freshness. Finishes long, with an aftertaste of underbrush and cherry. Best from 2029 through 2025. 1,833 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, 2018