Alberto Ballarin

Langhe Rosso Cino

Langhe is a territorial Denomination which includes 54 communes of the Langhe and the Roero geographical areas. This denomination allows the winemaker to make single variety wines or blends with indigenous grapes as well as international varieties (i.e. Chardonnay or Cabernet). From the same vineyards of Nebbiolo, for instance, a winemaker can source grapes for both his Barolo and his Langhe wine. Compared to the other stricter Denomination of the Langhe region (i.e. Barolo or Barbaresco), the Langhe Denomination gives a certain degree of freedom to the winemaker in terms of type of grapes that can be used, vineyards location and wine making techniques. This is therefore a Denomination that has greatly stimulated the imagination of the Langhe winemakers including Giorgio’s and Giovanni’s Viberti at Cascina Ballarin.

A blend of the three most important and indigenous red varieties of the region - Barbera, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto - "Cino" combines the best attributes of the trio. The juicy fruit of the Barbera, the verve of the Dolcetto, and the Nebbiolo's power and beautiful bouquet. The grapes are hand-picked from vineyards ranging from 20 to 40 years around the village of La Morra, Monforte d'Alba and Novello. A lively and friendly red and an excellent everyday wine.

Vineyard of origin: La Morra, Monforte d'Alba, Novello

Altitude: 230 metres a.s.l.

Exposure: south

Vine training technique: guyot

Age of vines: 20-40 years

Yield per hectare: 75 quintals of grapes/ha

Soil: limestone – blue marlstone

Harvest: late September

Vinification: traditional in temperature controlled tanks

Ageing: 6 months in stainless steel tanks

Further ageing: 6 months in the bottle

The wine shows a rich, fruity, elegant bouquet with floral notes of rose and violet. In the mouth it is refined, savoury and velvety. A lively and friendly red and an excellent everyday wine.

Vintage: 2021
Grape: Barbera, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto
Region: Piemonte
Alcohol (ABV): 13.5%