Giovanni Rosso - Langhe Nebbiolo 'Ester Canale' 2016


Following the death of Tommasino Canale, Davide Rosso decided to replace a large part of the old vines that became by that time "exhausted" (about 0.80 hectares) preserving the part of the vineyard planted in 1946 (over 0.40 hectares). From these seventy years old plants, characterized by very low yields, we obtain our Barolo Vigna Rionda; only those roots so deep can tell the story of this vineyard.

The replanting has been done at the beginning of 2011 by cloning the mass selection of the original vines. Immediately the grapes expressed an incredible potential, despite of their young age, merit of the unique characteristics of this plot. Here comes the desire to produce a great Langhe Nebbiolo able to represent, along with the wise Barolo VignaRionda, an authentic photograph of this mythical Cru.

This very limited series of bottles will be produced only in certain vintages, until when the young vines will have reached the right maturity crucial to become a pure breed Barolo exactly as we think it should be: a premium quality wine of rare prestige.

The 2016 is lively with an elegant ruby red color. Very expressive bouquet with aromas of rose, blackberry, wild strawberries and sweet spices. The taste is rich and chewy, with fresh fruit flavors, smooth tannins and a long finish.

A must try for any Piemonte fan looking for translucent, elegant and refined expressions of Nebbiolo. Forget about the label, this a Langhe Nebbiolo in a class of its own.

Producer: Giovanni Rosso

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Appellation: Langhe Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml