Nebbiolo "Perbacco", Vietti
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Nebbiolo "Perbacco", Vietti - 2021

Item # 15373 1.5L

This hearty Nebbiolo is full of rich red fruits, violets, tar and earth - the classic aroma of this noble grape while being a touch more plush than some. Youthful yet approachable, especially with rich cuisine. This large format bottle will suit your needs at large gatherings and will age several years to come.

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When it comes to certain DOC zones, aging requirements are strict. If a producer wants to release their wine a little earlier, they can do so and label it differently. This is how Langhe Nebbiolo came about. This one has some aging in barrique (about 10 months) and then Slovenian oak for about 16 months. It also undergoes malolactic fermentation, which softens the astringency young Nebbiolo can have. The casks are selected from basically declassified Barolo and produce a really fantastic expression of a young Nebbiolo. Deeply fruity, a bit plusher in body than some young ones, with velvety tannins and a lingering finish, this wine will change the way you feel about young Nebbiolo. "Perbacco" translates to "For Bacchus" as this is Vietti's offering to the Wine God. Have it be their offering to you at your next dinner party!

- AL

About the Producer

Castiglione Falletto, Piedmont, Italy In the beginning of the 20th century, the Vietti family began bottling its own wines. Patriarch Mario Vietti started the estate in 1919 and made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, composed of many disparate fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing...

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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 notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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