Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Previously released as Nebbiolo d’Alba, this name can no longer be used as Dave has started adding grapes from his own vineyard within the Barbaresco designation from the 2020 vintage. He finds the wine now has a little more structure and freshness, and so felt the declassification to the much broader Langhe Nebbiolo was justified.
As with all his wines, it is made with gentle extraction and focus on the aromatics in preference to colour and tannin. Open fermented with wild yeasts, and aged for 12 months in 10 year old barriques. Dave considers Langhe Nebbiolo a good indication of what Barolo and Barbaresco will be like from the vintage, but with intense fruit as a result of being released earlier than its well known counterparts.
Light and juicy, but the earthy and herbal notes give this wine plenty of depth and a long finish. It is a great expression of the variety, that does not require extended ageing but can be enjoyed now.