Thursday, March 4, 2021

Bergadano Langhe Nebbiolo, 2008

Like the Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir (below), this Langhe Nebbiolo is loaded with cherries, but they are larger, darker and more succulent cherries. It is a baby Barolo from the Piedmont area of Italy.

The wine has a deep, intense garnet color but minimal orange tints that are typical of Nebbiolo with a few years in the bottle. This wine has been aged in barriques as well as traditional large oak barrels. The bouquet needs some aeration to develop fully; then it is typical and glorious: flowers, dark cherries and licorice. Fills the mouth with rich texture and flavors. Very dry; plenty of tannins but they are warm, round and pleasant. Leans more toward Barolo than Barbaresco in its assertive personality. I have had this wine many times over the past decade, and it has aged very nicely.

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