Luigi Vico Langhe Nebbiolo 'Ne bis in Idem' DOC 6pk 2019
Luigi Vico’s wines come from his family-heirloom vineyard in Serralunga. With his ancestors having farmed the site, providing fruit for other estates since the early 1900s, Luigi decided to return to making wines under the Vico name. Assisted by famed neighbour, Davide Rosso, these wines are classic, yet precise and approachable. They are both new and entirely timeless. These bottlings have been a joy to discover.
“Although this is indeed the first vintage of Luigi Vico’s Barolo, this is no ordinary debut: It draws on family-heirloom vineyards in the heart of Serralunga and enlists superstar Davide Rosso to help bring it to the world in grand (and traditional) style.”
David Lynch, Sommelier & Editorial Director, Somm Select
Luigi Vico Langhe Nebbiolo 'Ne bis in Idem' DOC 2019
Sugarcane cork. Some Italian wine producers love them, some are scathing, Some love DIAM, while others are scathing of that too. Italians!
Liquorice root, a clay-like earthiness, cherry and raspberry, baking spices, bright and fragrant and kind of juicy, yet serious. Gentle grip of tannin through cherry and red fruits, classic sort of Nebbiolo really, with succulence and a light brick dusting of tannin on the finish. Strawberries too, some ‘mineral’ feel. A baby Barolo for sure. Excellent. No doubt 2019 is a top vintage.
Rating: 93 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front