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2017 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco

2017 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco

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92 Points John Caro
2017 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco
92 Points John Caro

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A perfumed and vibrant expression of Nebbiolo from Vietti. This has classic rose petal, cherry and tobacco character, wrapped up in a package that's intense and powerful but approachable (so your Barolos can stay sleeping in the cellar). Incredibly, the Perbacco is made largely of Barolo designated fruit, with some also from Barbaresco. Superb value for a wine of this calibre.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Nebbiolo

Its Origins

They made wine here back in the 1800s, but it was not until 1919 that Mario Vietti turned the family farm to viticulture and Vietti labels first appeared on the Italian market. The winery grew through the 1950’s, when new export markets opened and Mario’s daughter and son in law Alfredo Currado pioneered what was later to become a defining regional idea - single vineyard Barolo and Barbaresco. Today Vietti remain a towering name, with a portfolio occupying the top tier in most Piedmontese categories - particularly their profoundly important expressions of Cru Barolo. But history will also remember Vietti and Alfredo Currado for something quite different: the survival of the Arneis variety. It was Currado who almost single-handedly revived this hitherto ignored and abused grape and, appreciating its inherent qualities, not only persuaded others but led from the front to create the first, the most beautiful and still the most classic examples of what is now enshrined as the Roero Arneis DOCG.

What The Critics Say

Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2017 Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco is silky, perfumed and pretty. Sweet floral notes, mint, chalk and sweet red berry fruit are all laced together in this very pretty, inviting wine. Pliant and racy, the Perbacco is a terrific introduction to the Vietti wines." Drink 2019 - 2025

93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2016 vintage)

"Luca Currado likes to remind me that this wine could qualify as a full-fledged Barolo. Barrels not used in the final Barolo Castiglione blend are used to make the 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco. In fact, its very name “Perbacco” translates into a somewhat corny “golly gosh” because that was the reaction Luca’s mom had when she first tasted the wine and was told it was not a Barolo. “Perbacco, it tastes like Barolo,” was her comment—and a legend was born. The Vietti family, along with Bartolo Mascarello and Dott G Cappellano back in the day, had battled for some variation of a Rosso di Barolo in the appellation laws. That never happened, but Langhe Nebbiolo is a concept that follows that same idea: you get great Nebbiolo quality at a fraction of the price. Today, Langhe Nebbiolo is one of the fastest-growing categories in the entire wine region. This beautiful vintage, with its balanced fruit and freshness, is a perfect example."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol

    14%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with CURED MEAT
with GAME

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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