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The Society's Exhibition Langhe Nebbiolo 2020

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Leading the march of winning nebbiolo, our copybook Langhe was again a clear Wine Champion for 2023, not least for its Piedmontese authenticity and its irresistible rose and cherry notes. Enrico Dellapiano makes this exclusive nebbiolo for us from young vines in otherwise entirely Barbaresco-certified vineyards.
Price: £14.50 Bottle
Price: £174.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: IT38181

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Nebbiolo
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2028
  • 14% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, natural

Rizzi

The wines of Barbaresco are made from the same grape as Barolo, nebbiolo, but tend to be softer, more fragrant and immediately appealing, more ‘feminine’ than the sterner more ‘masculine’ virtues of the latter. Barbaresco is only a third the size of its neighbour Barolo, with only three communes, Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso. In a recent comparative tasting of wines of Barbaresco the wines of Rizzi were notable for their fruit and perfume.

The Dellapiano family have lived here since the 19th century but it was the grandfather who first bought land and the father who was first to bottle his own wine seriously. The family know their land extremely well and have a highly intelligent attitude to winemaking to make the most of their grapes.

Rizzi, named after one of the crus, is owned by Enrico Dellapiano and sister Jole, who own 35 hectares of vines on slopes both sides of the hill on top of which their winery sits. 15 hectares are planted with nebbiolo and their holdings lie in all three Barbaresco zones, including the four crus of Rizzi, Pajorè, Manzola and Nervo.

The Daily Telegraph

If you’re spending about £20 or less, though, and want the most pleasure for your pound, you’re almost always better off getting a high-quality Langhe Nebbiolo (a younger, earlier-drinking wine made in...
If you’re spending about £20 or less, though, and want the most pleasure for your pound, you’re almost always better off getting a high-quality Langhe Nebbiolo (a younger, earlier-drinking wine made in Piedmont) over a Barbaresco or Barolo. I recommend The Society’s Exhibition Langhe Nebbiolo 2020, Italy, a pale nebbiolo made from the fruit of younger Barbaresco vines.
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Victoria Moore

Decanter

A great introduction to th, fre Nebbiolo grape at an accessible price, this unoaked own-label wine is sourced from younger vines within the Babaresco appellation. Less complex than a fully fledged...
A great introduction to th, fre Nebbiolo grape at an accessible price, this unoaked own-label wine is sourced from younger vines within the Babaresco appellation. Less complex than a fully fledged Barbaresco, the upside is that this is already drinking beautifully, fragrant with ripe cherry fruit, some rose florality and freshening acidity.
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Amy Wislocki

The Times

Enrico Rizzi’s brilliant value, 100 per cent nebbiolo (baby brother to barolo) comes from the same patch of Piedmont dirt. Made from younger barbaresco vines but with the same leafy, ripe, floral, meaty,...
Enrico Rizzi’s brilliant value, 100 per cent nebbiolo (baby brother to barolo) comes from the same patch of Piedmont dirt. Made from younger barbaresco vines but with the same leafy, ripe, floral, meaty, umami fruit, it’s perfect with hearty casseroles.
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Jane MacQuitty

Tim Atkin.com

The Wine Society sources this delicious introduction to the delights of Nebbiolo from Rizzi’s younger vine parcels in the Barbaresco appellation. Entirely fermented in stainless steel, with no oak ageing, ...
The Wine Society sources this delicious introduction to the delights of Nebbiolo from Rizzi’s younger vine parcels in the Barbaresco appellation. Entirely fermented in stainless steel, with no oak ageing, it’s a floral, almost graceful expression of the variety, with comparatively smooth tannins, notes of potpourri, cranberry and red cherry and a long, bright, tapering finish
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Tim Atkin MW

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