Trediberri Langhe Nebbiolo 2018 DOC
I’m a massive Nebbiolo fan. The flavours and textures of this beautiful grape can range from the fine, grippy and aromatic, right through to the ballsy, rich and dense. I find it has all of the appeal of pinot, but the tannins and the acidity create something I can really sink my teeth into. Neb is perhaps one of my favourite red grape varieties, so it made sense I would try and track one down. 2018 was warm and dry in Piemonte (14% alc) which might be an assist when you fcator in the extreme drinkability of this wine now, in its youth. I’m always on the lookout for a new go-to neb from an Italian producer, often they sit around the $40 mark +++ having said that… it is possible to buy Langhe Neb from some of the best producers in Piedmonte for under $100, so if you fancy the splurge I would highly recommend the exercise. I think I spotted a Bartolo Mascarello Langhe Neb for circa $80 on the shelf…
Ooof. I do love Nebbiolo. The most translucent on the bench, and also the most aromatic: this lends a marine vibe to the roses and herbs, a crushed rock angle to the spice and the very fine tannins assert themselves before even the mouth is properly closed. I love this juicy, fine and exciting rendition of Nebbiolo – like I said in the video… if I could drink Nebbiolo everyday I WOULD.