Il Principe Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2017

Michele Chiarlo

Il Principe Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2017

Region: Italy / Piedmont / Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

100% Nebbiolo from vineyards of Barbaresco and Vezza d’Alba in the hillsides of Roero area. The soil is made up of bluish-grey, sand-rich, clayey calcareous marl; it is a soil poor in organic substances but with a considerable percentage of manganese and potassium. Highly evident is its typicality, characterized by varietal flavours and by the influence of the Roero terroir. Il Principe is a Nebbiolo that has been left to refine in large vats for a year; its organoleptic characteristics are extraordinarily classical. It is a noble wine of excellent character and pleasantness, suited to medium ageing.

90 Points

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2018 vintage
90 Points

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2018 vintage
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harvest note

The 2017 vintage was characterized by a long dry summer with very little rainfall. Therefore, in the vineyards, agronomic practices that allow us to preserve the freshness of the soil and the grapes were adopted. Exceptional work was done to oxygenate the roots and avoid the loss of leaves which were necessary to provide shade and protect the berries from direct sunlight. The period of thinning was also delayed in order to minimize any chance of damage to the grape clusters. In order to maintain elegance, freshness and to avoid an excessive alcohol gradation, the harvest took place approximately ten days early compared to the normal harvest period. Le Orme 2017 is an excellent vintage. Barbera, more than other vines, thrives in these climatic conditions as long as the precautions mentioned above are taken in the management of the vineyards.

tasting note

Garnet red of medium intensity with brilliant reflections. Intense of good complexity and great elegance, hints of small black fruits, plums and violet. Pleasant impact, ample and balanced with silky tannins; highly pleasing and long lasting.

food pairing

Pairs well with pasta with ragù sauce, turkey and medium aged cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
APPELLATION: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
PH: 3.51
ACIDITY: 5.7 g/L
ABV: 13.75%
AGING: Refinement: 12 months minimum, in steel, wood and bottle.

points of distinction

  • 100% Nebbiolo from vineyards of Barbaresco and Vezza d’Alba in the hillsides of Roero area
  • Manual harvest, preceded by summer thinning of excess bunches for increased concentration
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“My aim has always been but one: quality.”

– Michele Chiarlo, Winemaker

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