Azienda Agricola Ca' Del Monte

Cecilia Monte

Ca di Monti Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

@delectable Cecilia monte Langhe nebbiolo “ca di monti”

Let sit for 45-60 minutes.

Nose is elegant cherry and cherry pit. Almost a touch of lipstick. As it opens (30 minutes) massive gorgeous cherry flowers. You get the sense of her style. So elegant. Nose is more a 9.4.

Palate is perfect cherry. Cherry flower internal aromatics. As it opens so sleek and delicious. Wow. Amazing purity especially for a langhe Nebbiolo. After 45 minutes great texture. A hint of gorgeous sweetness.

Very classic.

You can tell from this that monti is in the top tier of Langhe producers. Her wines are more about the aromatic soul of Nebbiolo than gobs of fruit.

Bought from fass selections.
— 8 days ago

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@Bob McDonald yes, same conclusion on the Promis and Magari

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