Langhe Nebbiolo 2019
Words used to describe Langhe Nebbiolo 2019: structure, powerful, round tannins, explosive nose, fruity, drinkable. I know you can’t put all Nebbiolo in the same basket, but some characteristics apply to many or all. I can also say that the results of 2019 are good. Just keep reading. Or better yet, go out and try some for yourself!
2019 started with a drought from January to late March, followed by heavy rain in April and May. The weather was quite unstable which led to uneven development of the vines. In addition to this there were two critical events in 2019: a hailstorm and rain forecast during harvest. The hailstorm that occurred on September 5th was quite localized and only affected certain areas. The rain however, affected everyone. Rain during harvest is not good, and so when the forecast predicted rain on October 15th, many growers harvested earlier than they would have liked. Weather is a fickle thing…
Despite all mentioned above, 2019 has proved to be a good vintage so far. Time will tell for Barolo, but the other wines like Langhe Nebbiolo 2019 are showing nicely. There is substantial acidity, and the alcohol is not excessive.
Below are my tasting notes in alphabetical order. Note that there are also some Nebbiolo d’Alba in here.
Alberto Viberti Langhe Nebbiolo
Aroma of cherries and other red fruit. Round tannins providing good structure.
Elio Grasso Gavarini Langhe Nebbiolo
Smells just like a Nebbiolo should smell. Explosive notes with aroma of red fruits and spices. Soft, round tannins, but still a powerful wine. A beautiful wine!
Emilio Vada Nebbiolo
Tasted blind. Beautiful nose. Strawberry and other red fruits. Excellent acidity. Balanced. Good structure. Very fresh and crisp.
Francesco Borgogno Langhe Nebbiolo
Floral and fruity aroma with hints of roses and strawberries. Typical Nebbiolo nose. Persistent in the mouth. Very fresh fruit. Crisp.
Ghiomo Vigna Granda Langhe Nebbiolo
Energetic wine with aroma of flowers and minerals. Soft tannins.
La Vedetta Langhe Nebbiolo
Beautiful nose, just how a Nebbiolo should smell. Very drinkable. Good structure.
Marengo Nebbiolo d’Alba
Holy shit. Amazing nose with notes of red berries and rose petals. Very drinkable. Smooth tannins. Elegant wine.
Trediberri Langhe Nebbiolo
Explosive nose with aromas of flowers and fruit. Hints of tobacco, roses, red fruits. Firm, but elegant tannins that disappear quickly. A baby Barolo.