Cascina Ballarin

Langhe Nebbiolo DOC

Medium bodied fresh red

Nebbiolo is the grape behind the Barolo and Barbaresco wines and takes its name from the Italian word "nebbia” which means fog; fog is common in the vineyards of Piedmont late in the season when Nebbiolo is harvested. However, not all Nebbiolo grapes become Barolo or Barbaresco. Langhe Nebbiolo DOC is the “second wine” of Piedmont’s Barolo and Barbaresco and it is made with at least 85% of Nebbiolo grapes.

Nebbiolo grapes that become Langhe Nebbiolo DOC sometimes are grown outside the DOCG regions of Barolo or Barbaresco or, as it is the case for Cascina Ballarin, the vines are positioned in less fortunate sites of the hill for becoming the more prestigious Barolo or Barbaresco wines. Nevertherless, on good vintages, the appellation Langhe Nebbiolo DOC is a great place to hunt for values and for enjoying an early-drinking style wine made of Nebbiolo.

Six months spent in wood define the character of this wine bringing structure without undermining its freshness. The wine displays on the nose a fruity bouquet with floral scents of rose and violet. The palate is fine and fruity and the soft tannins make this wine a viable option to open now.

Altitude: 250 metres a.s.l.

Exposure: south-west

Vine training technique: guyot

Age of vines: 20-40 years

Yield per hectare: 70 quintals of grapes/ha

Soil: limestone – blue marlstone

Harvest: October

 

Vinification: traditional in temperature controlled tanks

Ageing: 6 months in French oak and futher ageing in the bottle

 

Six months spent in wood define the character of this wine bringing structure without undermining its freshness. The wine displays on the nose a fruity bouquet with floral scents of rose and violet. The palate is fine and fruity and the soft tannins make this wine a viable option to open now.

Vintage: 2017
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Piemonte
Winemaker: Giorgio and Gianni Viberti
Alcohol (ABV): 14%