BENOTTI ROSAVICA NEBIULINA NEBBIOLO 2020
LIGHT PERFUME UNOAKED
LEFT OF CENTRE / 750ML
A tiny producer making unoaked Nebbiolo from Roero, Langhe. The wine is pressed early and aged briefly in neutral vessels to retain as many aromatics as possible. It drinks like chilled herbal tea with rose petals. It has a refreshing light acidic sparkle.
From the Distributor: This is the style of Langhe Nebbiolo I have been looking for for years: a lighter and younger Nebbiolo with no oak as was traditional in this area ( we are in Roero, Langhe) according to some books from the 1800s. The soils here are sandier than in the southern part of Langhe and as a result, the wines have a little less shoulder but very pretty perfumes.
This Nebbiolo goes under an 8 days maceration in cement with very few pumps over, in order to avoid too much extraction; then finishes to ferment and age in cement.
This is a tiny producer I had the luck to meet through our common friend Olek Bondonio; The two family vineyards, Bric in Priocca and San Michele in Govone are both located at about 250m a.s.l and together comprise a little under 1 ha; here Nebbiolo was co-planted with Barbera and Dolcetto - a common practice of the old days - but the different varieties are and always have been harvested and processed at different times.