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2020 Luigi Giordano Langhe Rosso: Piedmont, Italy


Tasting Notes

First things first – this wine is an incredible value for how incredible this wine tastes.  We LOVE it! In the glass, it shows almost a translucent garnet color that is oh so delicate and elegant. Full bodied wine exploding with bright, fruity aromas of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and rhubarb. On the palate, hints of crisp dried flowers, dried plum and red fruit jam. Subtle spice and soft notes of oak from its short time in barrel with a lingering finish. Pair this wine with beef or pasta dishes with a red meat sauce.  If you’re looking for something a bit more informal, delicate bacon wrapped puff pastry hors d'oeuvres or a few hard cheeses will do the trick.

Winery Details

A stone’s throw from Barbaresco’s village centre, the winery and its vineyards were founded by Giovanni Giordano in the 1930s during a time of profound crisis in the Italian wine world. After a period of growing and selling grapes, Giovanni’s son, Luigi, made the bold decision to vinify his own grapes in 1960. Luigi Giordano is now a fourth-generation winery whose vineyards are planted in some of Barbaresco’s most prestigious crus, including Asili and Montestefano. One particular Barbaresco bottling from the cru of Cavanna showcases the winery’s elegant, hands-off style of winemaking and currently represents the only single-vineyard cru of its kind on the market.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Luigi Giordano

Grape(s): 90% Nebbiolo, 10% Arneis

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Barbaresco, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy

Vinification: Sustainable farming practices. The grapes are hand harvested, soft pressed and crushed. Grapes are macerated for 8-10 days and pumped over daily while fermenting in temperature-controlled vats. Wine is clarified and aged 3 to 4 months in oak casks. Aged in bottle for at least 3 months.

Aging: Aged 3 to 4 months in oak casks. Aged in bottle for at least 3 months.

% ABV: 13%