Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo 2015
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It is always such a pleasure to see winemaker Andrea Sottimano and taste through his beautiful line-up of Piemontese wines. We did just that on a recent Monday, and were just so utterly impressed with the newest releases. The wines just keep getting better and better, not sure how that is possible, but that's what Sottimano’s Langhe Nebbiolo is a single-vineyard bottling from the Basarin cru; a historic and very prestigious vineyard located on the border between Neive and Treiso. The vineyard’s high altitude brings great complexity and considerable structure to its wines, along with notes of spice and hints of licorice. The vines used to produce this Langhe Nebbiolo are young (14-15 years old),
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Langhe|
Wine AdvocateLocated in the Nieve area, Sottimano sources fruit for this wine from across the larger Langhe appellation. The 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo is a terrific, mid-weight wine to pair with white meat, roasted ham or chicken. It opens to a light garnet color and offers great aromatic intensity. I wish I had a few more bottles of this (well-priced) wine around the house. Dark cherry is followed by earthy tones, licorice and ash.
Wine SpectatorRound, with cherry, earth and tar flavors, this red offers fine balance and freshness. Finishes long, with an aftertaste of underbrush and cherry. Best from 2029 through 2025. 1,833 cases made.