Killer Nebbiolo from a stellar producer always gets our attention.
Especially when that producer is Giovanni Almondo!
Grown in a lovely mix of sand, clay and limestone, this is Nebbiolo that exemplifies the fruit, structure and style that we love about this King of grapes, and given the family’s holdings in some of the most revered crus in all the land, it’s no surprise this wine punches way above its price tag.
Young, fresh, and vibrant, its intense ruby in the glass catches the eye and has no intention of letting your gaze stray. Expressive aromatics of spaced blueberries, blackberries, cherries, violets, rose petals and hits of orange peel lead into a mouthful of luxurious and dynamic texture with a finish that’ll have you licking your lips for more. It’s made in a traditional style, seeing no new oak and spending time in barrique before bottling, resulting in a fresh and energetic offering that epitomizes what we love about this Piedmont grape and the Langhe itself.
Langhe Nebbiolo is one of those things that true wine hounds know to look for. It’s basically a declassified Barolo, which means you don’t have to wait 20 years to open the bottle, and you get all the goodness of stellar Nebbiolo without paying a hefty premium.
It’s all about knowing where to look and trusting your producers.
And of course, your friendly neighborhood online retailer.
Not all wine is created equal, and that tends to be because of the people behind the bottle as well as the fruit. The Almondo family knows a thing or two about extracting every bit of greatness out of their fruit, and you are the lucky beneficiary that we’ve found a little bit left and it's yours for the taking.
All the hail the king of grapes… especially when it’s at pauper pricing.