2017 Barbaresco, Asili, Luigi Giordano, Piedmont, Italy

2017 Barbaresco, Asili, Luigi Giordano, Piedmont, Italy

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2017 Barbaresco, Asili, Luigi Giordano, Piedmont, Italy

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Giordano owns just 0.5 hectares of this iconic Barbaresco cru, producing just 3,500 bottles. Asili produces quintessential Barbareschi of great elegance and personality – but they often need time to reveal themselves. Matteo believes the higher sand content in their plot means their expression is often more approachable in youth. Floral and lifted with notes of rose, violet and mulberry, the palate is sinewy, with layers of menthol, spice and wild cherry, with rather austere, fine tannins that will, no doubt, fill out in time. Decisive and very noble. Drink 2023-2040.
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Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

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.

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