Langhe Nebbiolo Simane
The grapes grow on one of Barolo's well-known fields, but it is more immediate and can be easily drunk young with the shorter oak barrels storage. The Simane slope on a single acre is located in Castagni, one of Barolo's very fine crus, but with younger vines the wine is stored for only one year in oak and must not be called Barolo. The west-facing field is at 270 m high with fine sun and ventilation of the grapes. The style is basically the same as Barolo, but the wine is more open and fruity for drinking young.
Druerne vokser på en af Barolos kendte marker, men den er mere umiddelbar og kan lettere drikkes ung med den kortere fadlagring. Simane-skråningen på en enkelt hektar ligger i Castagni, et af Barolos meget fine crus, men med yngre vinstokke lagres vinen kun et år i eg og må ikke kaldes for Barolo. Den vestvendte mark ligger i 270 m.s højde med fin sol og ventilation af druerne. Stilen er grundlæggende den samme som Barolo, men vinen er mere åben og frugtig til at drikke ung.
Winery: Tenuta Reverdito
Aging: Oak barrels
ABOUT THE WINERY
Michele Reverdito took over the domain from his father in 1999, a vineyard of 22 hectares in la Morra, which delivers approx. 70,000 bottles. He is assisted by his sister Sabina in the celler and in the vineyards by his parents. The methods are sustainable - insecticides, pesticides or fertilizers are not used here. What distinguishes the domain is a balance of the wines that both cater for the grape characters and at the same time have a fruit which gives even Barolo's from single fields a very wide drinking window. Gambero Rosso writes: "Reverdito offers character and depth in wines at very reasonable prices".
Michele Reverdito overtog domænet fra faderen i 1999, en vingård på nu 22 hektar i la Morra og nabokommuner, som årligt leverer ca. 70.000 fl. Han får i kælderen hjælp af søsteren Sabina og i vinbjergene af sine forældre. Metoderne er bæredygtige - her bruges ikke insektgifte, pesticider eller kunstgødning. Det, der udmærker domænet, er en balance i vinene, der både tilgodeser druekaraktererne og samtidig har en tilgængelig frugtighed, som giver selv Barolo’er fra enkeltmarker et meget bredt drikkevindue. Gambero Rosso skriver: ”Reverdito tilbyder karakter og dybde i vine til særdele rimelige priser”.
If Pinot Noir is the world's most tantalising grape, Nebbiolo runs it a close second – for very similar reasons. While the red burgundy grape has been slow to travel happily from its birthplace, and is only just showing signs of settling down in places such as Oregon, Australia, South Africa and cooler parts of California, good Nebbiolo wine is still extremely difficult to find outside its homeland in north-west Italy. Yet the best of these home-grown products are so uniquely delicious that winemakers all over the world are enticed to give it a try. It's one of the few grapes you can sometimes identify simply by its colour alone, for it tends to take on a brick-orange tinge at the rim of its blackish ruby relatively early in its often-long life. Perhaps the most wonderful thing about Nebbiolo is its perfume. The wine is typically intensely aromatic, developing the most extraordinarily haunting bouquet in which, variously, roses, autumn undergrowth, woodsmoke, violets and tar can often be found – together with a greater variety of other ingredients than most other grapes. On the palate, the wine is typically high in acidity and, until after many years in bottle, tannins.