Langhe doc Nebbiolo 2018
Giuseppe Rinaldi s.s.a.
Farmer before winemaker, Giuseppe Rinaldi told, unfortunately he leaves us at the end 2018, with its wines your history in the Langhe. Company that has been handed down from generation to generation, and now it is her daughter Marta who leads her with the same spirit as "Beppe". It all started in 1890 when Battista Rinaldi, farmer who was in the service of the Marquises Falletto di Barolo, acquires 7 hectares of vineyards located in areas that only later became the "home" of renowned Crù del Barolo: Brunate, Cannubi-San Lorenzo and Ravera, where it "establishes" a unique and visceral relationship with these lands and the traditions with which they are imbued. This unconditional love, it came perfectly to Giuseppe who maniacally took care of these lands, and that's not an understatement, he knew every single palm of his vineyards, all with ancient plants exclusively of native vines that have always been raised with organic methods. Defined as "Citric" because of his strong critical spirit and the rigor with which he approached cultivation and winemaking, he was a typical Piedmontese “grumpy winemaker”, but which expressed itself perfectly through its wines: so direct and exciting that they scream all the love for "his LANGHE" and the unbridled passion for what he meticulously vinified in the cellar. Sole 38000 bottles per year vinified as tradition dictates: spontaneous fermentations with indigenous yeasts, vinification in open truncated conical vats and long aging exclusively in large Slavonian oak barrels. So, “Citrico Rinaldi” built his myth, made of unbridled passion and anarchy towards fashions and progress, which has made it a symbol of excellence of Italian wine in the world.
The Nebbiolo in all respects it is a small Barolo since the grapes used to make it are the same as those of the major wines. In this way, the Rinaldi winery has redefined the concept of red table wine by offering enthusiasts a product of the highest caliber. The harvest is manual and the maceration of the grapes lasts 3 weeks followed by fermentation always, he is alone, with indigenous yeasts. The subsequent refinement is 18 months in large barrels, as the Piedmontese tradition wants, and then rest for a short period in the bottle before being put on the market. Intense ruby red in the glass; the nose is direct and straightforward and expresses all the typicality of the Langhe with hints of violet, cherry, Rosehip. On the palate it is "pulpy", "fleshy"…exciting for how full and deep flavors flow with an elegant and fresh finish.