The rain has arrived after what has been a perfect summer so it is in fact very welcome. And with the rain and drop in temperatures it's natural to switch focus from the white wines of summer to the red wines of autumn. Listening to this weeks podcast gave me a craving for something from Piemonte!
I truly love the wines from Piemonte, but they can be quite expensive, especially the Barolo and Babaresco wines. But you can find good quality Barebera, Dolcetto or even Nebbiolo that's not Barolo or Babaresco and that's where I'm going this week. A Langhe Nebbiolo from Alessandro Veglio
Alessandro Veglio Langhe Nebbiolo 2016, 100% Nebbiolo, kr 249,00,
The vines for this wine come from the village Canale, in the Roero area, from a rented vineyard. In this area soils are naturally sandy. That means that the wines get fine and elegant tannins, velvety, a wine that is ready to drink just after one year of aging and much more easy-drinkable than a Barolo.
Ripe strawberries on the nose. Delicate and round with finely balanced tannins. Nice and long in the mouth. Such a delicious wine that drinks perfectly now.
A wine perfect for the long nights of autumn.