About this WINE
The Veglio family has been working the land for generations, but it was Angelo Veglio who pioneered the family’s Barolo production, buying his first vineyard in the 1960s. His son Mauro and wife Daniela took charge in the late ’80s, building their Cascina Nuova winery under the town of La Morra, beside the crus, Arborina and Rocche dell’Annunziata.
As neighbours of Elio Altare, they were strongly influenced by the modernist movement. Since Mauro’s nephew Alessandro joined the business, however, the estate’s style and philosophy has slowly started shifting, influenced by his more traditional approach to winemaking. The wines have huge potential, and – with the family owning some of the best vines in Barolo – the future is bright for the Veglios.
Nebbiolo is the grape behind the Barolo and Barbaresco wines and is hardly ever seen outside the confines of Piedmont. It takes its name from "nebbia" which is Italian for fog, a frequent phenomenon in the region.
A notoriously pernickety grape, it requires sheltered south-facing sites and performs best on the well-drained calcareous marls to the north and south of Alba in the DOCG zones of Barbaresco and Barolo.
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. Unlike Nebbiolo d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo can be cut with 15% other red indigenous varieties, such as Barbera or Dolcetto.
Nebbiolo flowers early and ripens late, so a long hang time, producing high levels of sugar, acidity and tannins; the challenge being to harvest the fruit with these three elements ripe and in balance. The best Barolos and Barbarescos are perfumed with aromas of tar, rose, mint, chocolate, liquorice and truffles. They age brilliantly and the very best need ten years to show at their best.