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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 will…Continue readingG.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2017

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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.Continue readingBenevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

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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: $40Vendors…Continue readingMalvira Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

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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 readingPio Cesare Il Nebbio Nebbiolo 2011