Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2022
One of the great Nebbiolos made from grapes grown in the Langhe hills in Piemonte, whose name means foot of the mountains and aptly represents the sometimes very cool climate in this otherwise warm growing region. This wine offers outstanding value and highlights the delicious line of flavour that characterises the Nebbiolo grape. Red fruit and vibrant acidity balance the surprisingly staunch tannin structure of the wine. It's made by Produttori del Barbaresco, which was founded in 1958 and now has 51 members who collectively own approximately 100 hectares of the entire appellation (itself nearly 700 hectares).
This wine is 100% Nebbiolo grown on various vineyards in within the appellation and fermented in concrete tanks at 28?C with 20 days on the skins, pumping over twice a day and five months in large oak barrels. It's a shorter and slightly cooler fermentation than the single vineyard wines receive which results in a smoother, softer, more approachable wine in its youth. It drinks well now and can age for up to five years.