Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wine of the Week - Montaribaldi Langhe Nebbiolo "Gambarin"

Our featured wine this week is a perfect early-fall selection. While big Piedmontese wines such as Barbaresco and Barolo are perfect for the cold weather, Langhe Nebbiolo is a little more supple and ready to drink far earlier. For this time of year, we're highlighting the Montaribaldi Langhe Nebbiolo “Gambarin.” Nebbiolo is a late-ripening grape varietal that is generally harvested in September and early October. Once in the winery, grapes are destemmed, then fermented and aged in stainless steel. The wine is open and fruity, with red fruit and purple floral notes supported by spice and silky tannins.

In 1968 Pino Taliano founded Taliano Guiseppe. He acquired vineyards throughout the Piedmont and his desire was to create a diverse array of holdings that could highlight the different soils, climatic conditions and traditional varietals of the Piedmont. In 1994, Pino’s son Luciano took over the reins and changed the name of the family business to Azienda Agricola Montaribaldi. The name Montaribaldi refers to the ancient Roman road that linked the winery to the different vineyards throughout the Piedmont, thus creating a philosophical and geographical umbrella that tie Luciano’s forward looking Domaine to the rich viticultural history of the region. The vision of the Montaribaldi reflects the mantra of “place over process” and the winemaking is done in such a way as to bring this to fruition.

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