Giribaldi Dame & Fuet Langhe Rosso 2019
- Medium bodied
The Langhe region of Piemonte famously encompasses both Barolo and Barbaresco. These are of course the high-end wines with high-end price tags made from 100% nebbiolo. This is what gets the most attention internationally from the region, but it isn’t generally what the locals drink. For their imbibing pleasure, they turn to Langhe Rosso, which is usually a blend of dolcetto, barbera and of course nebbiolo. They aren’t too fussed with what goes into it as long as it tastes good. All the way over here in Australia though, we’re a bit more pedantic about what ends up in the bottle.
This organic Langhe Rosso from the boutique winery of the Giribaldi family has the typical components of dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo, but there’s also a surprising touch of pinot noir in the blend. It’s medium-bodied, ruby red in colour and bursting with aromas of cherry, redcurrant and tobacco. On the palate the fruit carries through, but is accompanied by hints of vanilla and licorice undoubtedly drawn from the wine’s generous time in seasoned oak. It’s easygoing enough to enjoy a glass on its own, but the acid structure is plenty apparent for pairing with savoury, meaty dishes. Try it with carne cruda, agnolotti del Plin or brasato. You’ll feel like you’re sitting under the shadow of the Italian Alps.
Full price $36.00 from the producer.
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- Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir
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If you’ve never plugged Piedmont into Google images then now’s the time. A northern Italian region that spoons both France and Switzerland, it’s one of the more picturesque wine regions in the world and better yet, the vinos do the dramatic backdrop justice. Piedmont wines benefit from the warmth of the Mediterranean and the chill of the Alps, and the combination of these climates means the valleys will often be shrouded in fog. Behind the fog you’ll find Piedmont’s two superstar wines: Barolo and Barbaresco. Known as the King of Wines in Italy, Barolo in particular is lauded over worldwide but really, there’s more to Piedmont than these two. Aside from juicy, tannic nebbiolo, keep an eye out for barbera, the go-to vino for many Italians.