2020 Montaribaldi Niculin Langhe Rosso
The Langhe DOC Niculin is the blend of grapes from Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and Merlot. It is a young red wine with a fruity and exceptionally complex bouquet and good structure. The beautiful terroir vineyards are located in the Barbaresco and Treiso municipalities at an altitude of 300 meters and a south and east sun positioning. The poor soil consists mainly of sand, marl/lime rock. The grapes Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera are treated separately and the oenologist determines the correct proportion only last. The grapes are first destemmed and then crushed and then go into stainless steel thermo-conditioned tanks where the alcoholic fermentation takes place.
Dolcetto grapes, the alcoholic fermentation lasts from 4 to 6 days at a temperature of 26-28 ° C. Nebbiolo-Merlot grapes, the alcoholic fermentation lasts from 6 to 8 days at a temperature of 27-29 ° C. The wines remain 2 months in contact with the skins (temperature of 20-22 ° C) while they complete the malolactic fermentation. Subsequently, the wine matures for 3 to 4 months at a low temperature. The low temperature ensures a calm and gradual ripening (there is no rush at Montaribaldi) and also ensures that the deposits and cloudy parts settle in a natural way, which facilitates clarification. Then the grapes for the Niculin (always separately) remain in oak barrels (2,500 - 3,000 l) for three months for further aging and then the wines are blended and bottled by the oenologist of Montaribaldi (Carlo Arnulfo ) and the bottles remain for at least another 6 months in the cellars for Montaribaldi before going to market.
In the glass, the Langhe Niculin has a beautiful garnet red color. In the nose, the wine is fruity with a hint of cherry jam, red currants, black currants and spicy hints, typical of aging in wooden barrels. in the mouth the wine is full bodied, with developed tannins, well balanced and with the typical almond in the aftertaste. The merlot gives the wine the jammy and somewhat sweeter fruit, the dolcetto has the fresh fruit and nice acidity and the nebbiolo gives the complexity and elegance. The price / quality of this wine compared to its bigger brothers the Barbaresco and Barolo is excellent. Delicious to enjoy as is, but also perfect with (aged) cheeses, risotto funghi or with a stew. Tip: drink this we with a nice sandwich (organic beef) hamburger
The 'azienda agricola Montaribaldi' is historically a family business, located in the middle of the Langhe hills in the small village of Barbaresco. The grapes of Montaribaldi grow among the vineyards of Angelo Gaja's famous winery. Not the least to have as neighbours. The owners of winery Montaribaldi , the brothers Luciano and Roberto Taliano, are therefore happy with their pieces of land, which are scattered in the Langhe and Monferrato hills. Wine has been made here for centuries and even Unesco appreciates the interplay of man and nature by recently including this region in the prestigious World Heritage List. Although the Montaribaldi winery has been around for much longer, the brothers have not been busy in wine terms for very long, since 1994. But together with winemaker Carlo Arnulfo they already make beautiful Piemonte wines with a great price/quality ratio. Montaribaldi makes real terroir wines in which the soil, the climate, the vines are the basis. Good wines come from a good vineyard and not from a chemistry box is Luciano's statement and we fully agree with this.
The family makes some of the most famous wines from the Piedmont region: Barbaresco DOCG, Barolo DOCG, Barbera d'Alba DOC, Barbera d'Asti DOCG, Roero Arneis. They offer a complete range of wines, from grapes typical of this region. Typical for this winery is that the wines originate in Piedmont, are always recognizable as a 'Montaribaldi' wine and are grown and produced sustainably. As they call it themselves: making 'vineyard wines' distinguishes them from others.
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The 'azienda agricola Montaribaldi' is historically a family business, located in the middle of the Langhe hills in the small village of Barbaresco. The Montaribaldi winery has been owned by the Taliano family from the beginning and has 19 hectares in the Barberesco area. In 1994 Luciano and Roberto took over the company from their father and immediately decided to only produce high quality wines. It is still a real family business, father Guiseppe and mother Carla as well as the wives of the owners, Antonella and Franca all cooperate. At present they produce about 75000 bottles a year. Thanks to the perfect location of the vineyards of Montaribaldi and the typical white soil of the hills in Langhe, the elegant wines that come from them have a long life. Note that the land around the Montaribaldi vineyards is from Gaja. The family makes some of the most famous wines from the Piedmont region: Barbaresco DOCG, Barolo DOCG, Barbera d'Alba DOC, Barbera d'Asti DOCG, Roero Arneis. They offer a complete range of wines, from grapes typical of this region. Typical of this winery is that the wines have their origin in Piedmont, are always recognizable as a 'Montaribaldi' wine and are sustainably grown and produced. As they call it themselves: making 'vineyard wines' distinguishes them from others.
|Type of Wine
|Dolcetto, Merlot, Nebbiolo
|Drinking as of
|Dry, Fruity, Red fruit
|Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag