Il Principe Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, Italy (2017) (IN-STORE WINE PICKUP with ID)
MICHELE CHIARLO - Il Principe Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2017
REGION: Italy / Piedmont / Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
100% Nebbiolo from vineyards of Barbaresco and Vezza d’Alba in the hillsides of Roero area. The soil is made up of bluish-grey, sand-rich, clayey calcareous marl; it is a soil poor in organic substances but with a considerable percentage of manganese and potassium. Highly evident is its typicality, characterized by varietal flavours and by the influence of the Roero terroir. Il Principe is a Nebbiolo that has been left to refine in large vats for a year; its organoleptic characteristics are extraordinarily classical. It is a noble wine of excellent character and pleasantness, suited to medium ageing.
The 2017 vintage was characterized by a long dry summer with very little rainfall. Therefore, in the vineyards, agronomic practices that allow us to preserve the freshness of the soil and the grapes were adopted. Exceptional work was done to oxygenate the roots and avoid the loss of leaves which were necessary to provide shade and protect the berries from direct sunlight. The period of thinning was also delayed in order to minimize any chance of damage to the grape clusters. In order to maintain elegance, freshness and to avoid an excessive alcohol gradation, the harvest took place approximately ten days early compared to the normal harvest period. Le Orme 2017 is an excellent vintage. Barbera, more than other vines, thrives in these climatic conditions as long as the precautions mentioned above are
taken in the management of the vineyards.
Garnet red of medium intensity with brilliant reflections. Intense of good complexity and great elegance, hints of small black fruits, plums and violet. Pleasant impact, ample and balanced with silky tannins; highly pleasing and long lasting.
APPELLATION: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
ACIDITY: 5.7 g/L
AGING: Refinement: 12 months minimum, in steel, wood and bottle.
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