Roccheviberti Langhe DOC Nebbiolo 2013

Brilliant, Barolo in all but name and length of aging, from two great vineyards. Moriondino and Bricco Boschis.
SKU: 2630
$39.90

Details

Details

Mariondino

'Mariondino' is another single vineyard consisting of numerous small parcels / blocks of vines.

It is situated at an altitude of about 300 meters above sea level and its the southern edge sits at the border of Castiglione Falletto and the Bussia CRU of Monforte d’Alba, all on the appellation's heavier 'Helvetian' soils.

It has a west-facing exposition and is characterized by soil structure consisting of sandstone and marl (limestone/clay mixture) with veins of sand.

These combined factors create a spicy and structured Barolo if bottled 100% from this CRU, with mature ‘sweet’ tannins. The grapes of Roccheviberti’s small parcel within Mariondino are usually vinified together with grapes from “Rocche di Castiglione” or “Bricco Boschis” (depending on the year) to become, after maturing for 15 months in wood casks, the winery's Langhe Nebbiolo DOC label. Fundamentally, we are looking at a blend of 3 significantly important historical and official CRU's of the Barolo DOCG appellation that combine not only the peculiar characteristics of each one, but create a more approachable, younger and affordable overview expression of the Barolo DOCG denomination.


Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Claudio Viberti
Producer Roccheviberti
Alcohol 14.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.10
Acidity (g/l) 5.60
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential 7-10 years
Grape Variety 100% - Nebbiolo
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Piedmont

Region

Piedmont


Piemonte, in English commonly called Piedmont, capital city Turin, is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, hence the name, "at the foot of the mountains..."


This region is home to the most distinguished wines in Italy, grown from the grape variety Nebbiolo. These wines are typically named for the municipalities where they grow, although the demarcated zones include wines grown in neighboring communes as well: Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, Carema, Ghemme, Langhe, etc. are the names one learns to look for.


Other red varieties of interest are the Barbera and the Dolcetto. The latter of these, as its name suggests, has a winning sweetness to it, while the Barbera does in fact feature a rather barbed element of pointed acidity, though it's not particularly tannic. And then there's Asti--in addition to powerful red wines, this town is home to the generously flavored low-alcohol Moscato d'Asti, and the frequently mass-produced sparkling wine formerly known as Asti Spumante.


White wine grapes include Arneis, Cortese and Malvasia. Piemonte is home to 42 DOCs and 15 DOCGs.

Subregion

Langhe


The 'Langhe' is a South wine producing district of the Italian region of Piemonte, located in the North West of the country bordering France and Switzerland. Although not the most historical, today it is considered the most famous and significant wine area of the region, thanks in large part to the reputation built by wines such as Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG, considered the "king" and "queen" of Northern Italian wine.

The district produces a huge array of wines that span from everyday approachable Dolcetto, to the medium body and versatile Barbera and ending with the noble, complex and long aging Nebbiolo based wines that will carry the name of the village where they originated (Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero...).

Besides these 3 we also find a production of white wines with the Arneis grape, some Chardonnay and international varietals such as Merlot. The focus is on mono-varietal indigenous expressions of wine, divided between more "modern" producers with 'fruitier' and softer wines and the "traditional" set of wineries with wines more towards 'earthier' characteristics. The terroir (environment...) here is very complex.

Indeed the district contains more than 300 registered single vineyards that are bottled in exclusivity to showcase the minute variations of the landscape, micro climates, soil types and expositions.