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.