Everybody loves finding incredible values, and one of the best places in Italy to look is in Nebbiolo with the Langhe designation.  This type of wine can often mimmic many of the qualities found in Barolo and Barbaresco, which are both made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes.  The more ready to drink Langhe Nebbiolos can include declassified Barolo and Barbaresco but can also be from other regions within Piedmont, and they don’t need to meet the same aging requirements.  Stylistically Langhe wines are flashy with more forward, vibrant fruit, and they’re styled to be much more approachable in their youth. The best can also be incredibly detailed and remarkably persistent, which is exactly what I found in Diego Pressenda.  At $30/btl, I recommend stocking up, while you can…

The 2017 enters your palate with marvelous intensity, and imparts delicate tones of candied orange peel, vibrant red berries, charcuterie, dried rose petals and spices.  With a mere 60 cases imported into the US, this is a wine that you have to know someone to even hear about… Thankfully, the importer is a friend and made some of this gem available to us.

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Importer’s Notes: “Nose of fresh red fruits and red flowers. Elegant and well balanced on the palate, with pure flavors of bright dusty red fruits, roasted meats and herbs. The tannic structure on this wine is stunning, and will age beautifully. From a vineyard at the top of the hill about 500 meters in height, facing west, in light soils that are less calcareous and rockier, providing a minerality that is quite apparent. Macerated for ten days before spending 12 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling. From vines planted in 1997. Average production/hectare is 50 hectoliters.”