Langhe Nebbiolo "Licin," Filippo Gallino
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Langhe Nebbiolo "Licin," Filippo Gallino - 2018

Item # 30422 750mL
$24.96 $18.96 / Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

The Licin bottling from Fillipo Gallino was fermented in steel and then aged for four years in 25 hl, old Slavonian casks.This is a glorious red wine that drinks like a baby Barolo. Fragrant and complex on the palate and drinking well today. Enjoy with a mushroom pizza.

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Staff Pick Notes

This Nebbiolo is my absolute favorite of our northern Italian reds. Absolutely somber in character, with lots of bold, dark notes, the Licin by Filippo Gallino is a fantastic value, especially when you have that Barolo craving. The wine is super acid-driven, with notes of wilted flowers and grilled cherries, followed by a tobacco finish. The Licin is a perfect pairing for skirt steaks, lamb burgers, and venison stews when deer is in season. If Filippo Gallino's Licin were a person, I imagine that this deep, brooding wine would be the goth girl I knew in high school who showed me Fleetwood Mac.

- DD

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The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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