G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2017

A surprise find under screw cap, this Langhe Rosso from G.D. Vajra and the 2017 vintage presents in a regional style. It’s actually a blend of nebbiolo, barbera and dolcetto, with a few others too. There are aromas of cherry and firm, chalky acidity and structure. This wine can be approached now, but it willContinue reading “G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2017”

Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

This is a good Langhe nebbiolo from Benevelli, particularly at $28.  An aroma of sour cherry, chalk and potpourri.  Fruity, for nebbiolo.  The palate has good length, firm acidity and a youthful spritz.  A quibble: one bottle corked (four tasted).  Rating: Good to Very Good. Abv: 14%. Price: $28. Website: n/a.

Malvira Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

When nebbiolo works it is just such an attractive wine. ¬†This one from Malvira from the Langhe region in north western Italy is a great example. ¬†It has floral and bitumen aromatics. ¬†The palate has medium length, grippy tannins and a lovely balance to it. ¬†One to buy. Rating: Good to Very GoodAbv: 13.5%Price: $40VendorsContinue reading “Malvira Langhe Nebbiolo 2012”

Pio Cesare Il Nebbio Nebbiolo 2011

From the Langhe DOC in north western Italy, this 100% nebbiolo wine from Pio Cesare provides some glimpses of its more highly decorated neighbouring appellations, without ever really challenging. The wine is a medium intensity ruby in colour in the glass, with plenty of fast moving tears on the side. ¬†It has aromatics of cherry,Continue reading “Pio Cesare Il Nebbio Nebbiolo 2011”