14 Nov “Bricco Magno” by Villadoria
winery: “Bricco Magno” by Villadoria
region: Langhe D.O.C., in Piedmont
grape: 100% Nebbiolo
The Langhe is a strikingly beautiful land. Indeed, this remote and hilly region in the foothills of the Alps became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. Some of Italy’s most expensive, finest and longest lived wines come from the region, which encompasses the prestigious wine regions of Barolo and Barbaresco. The king of grapes here is the red Nebbiolo. Other important grapes are Barbaresco and Dolcetto, among several others.
The Lanzavecchia family tradition started four generations ago in the northwestern Piedmont area, when Daniele Lanzavecchia opened a small grapevine nursery. His love of the vine was passed down from generation to generation, and now the family runs a large and successfully established winery that focuses on the most important grapes of the Piedmont region.
After the hand harvested Nebbiolo grapes are fermented, the new wine is aged for a year in small French oak casks, followed by two additional years in massive oak casks.
winery tasting notes
“Ruby red with garnet hints. Violets, rose, vanilla and cocoa scents on the nose. Warm, robust, velvety, soft and persistent on the palate with a harmonious, enveloping finish. Ageing gives it a marked boisé (wooded) note.”