Coming back to a snowy, cold Sweden after three days in Paradise, aka Piedmont - what to drink?
Some Langhe wine of course!
2014 Langhe Nascetta, Diego Conterno
I think that my first encounter with Nascetta (at least to my recollaction) was rather recent, at
Il Grecale on The Barolo Boys last trip to Piedmont.
2014 was a wet and cold year (even though it got better in the late autumn, saving, for the most part, the Nebbiolo´s, but that is a later story (I tasted 19 2014 Baroli on my recent trip)) and that´s maybe why this Nascetta is a timid creature. The nose is light and laid back with shy notes of white flowers, wet rocks and a maybe a hint of white peppers.
The taste is light and dry with notes of dry grass, gravel and a diminutive spiciness. Resonable fresh. Good.
84p (tasted 2018/01)
2012 Langhe Nebbiolo, Burlotto
After meeting Fabio, which I did again this Wednesday, and sitting and talking with him for an hour or so, you just want to drink his wine all of the time. The most gracious, charming and relaxed winemaker and host you could meet.
And the wines he makes! The 14 Baroli are (almost) as good as the 13´s (and in the case of Monvigliero, IMHO, better than the 13...)
But over to this Langhe Nebbiolo from the very good vintage of 2012. The nose is high and delicate with notes of dried raspberries, spices, leather and some balsamic aromas. Very, very good.
The taste is pleasure from the first sip with silky, low keyed tannins and notes of dried raspberries, ceps, road dust amd a hint of dry tobacco. Drink now and the coming 8+ years.
91p (tasted 2018/01)