Tonight's wine I have opened is the 2016 Gaja Sito Moresco Langhe. This is a blend of 35% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera, 25% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the nose there is cherry, strawberry, plum, licorice, spices, light herbaceous notes, leather, violet and minerals.
On the palate is cherry, strawberry, plum, red currant, cedar, spice, minerals, a bit of salinity and earthy notes.
This wine is medium bodied that has a freshness to the smooth mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine round tannins which moves into a long red fruit earthy finish. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there this weekend. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 6 days ago
2021/4. This started off a little disjointed and severe, but it rounded out nicely with air to reveal lots of berries, tarry, charred earth and such. Pretty cool traditional Langhe Nebbiolo which could pass for Barolo. — 9 days ago
Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit, floral spice and smoky notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe cherry with notes of tea and rise hips. Nice mouthfeel, medium+ finish, fine smooth tannins ending with fruit and spicy notes. Very nice value! — 8 days ago
Lovely easy-drinking warm-weather white wine, perfect with sea bass. Lime flowers, kumquat, tangerine peel... nothing overtly ripe or tropical. For those who like Arneis from the same area, this is perhaps more approachable... no bitter finish. From Carru, south of Alba, Italy. 12.5% Eataly Dallas — 23 days ago
Very nice langhe nebbiolo, but probably needs a bit more time. Lots of nice fruit and florality on the nose and some great precision throughout. Unmistakably nebbiolo from the color. Even with 3h+ of air, however, some bitterness and slightly disjointed tannins on the finish that are holding this back - for now. Still a great pairing with pork chops. — 15 days ago
Delightful nose of cherry, raspberry, strawberry complemented by tobacco, touch of balsamic and hint of truffle. The fruits feel lightly candied on the juicy palate. Medium body, and the tannins command attention.
If the Castiglione bottling is the king, this would be the queen: lively, graceful, yet authoritative. — 13 hours ago