Fletcher X12

Fletcher X16 Langhe Rosso 2016 | Magnum

  • Piedmont
  • Italy
  • 150cl

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The idea for this wine was to make a sort of Super Tuscan style wine but from the Langhe instead of Tuscany. It is a wine of power and elegance. As a blend of 1/3 Nebbiolo, 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon and 1/3 Merlot, you would expect the latter two varieties to dominate, however, the Nebbiolo truly shines over the top of both of them. The nose immediately indicates the floral nature of Nebbiolo, the body through the mouth speaks of the density and depth of flavour of the other two varieties, but the finish is a tannin kick that will allow the wine to age just like a good Barolo or Babaresco. Because of the timing of ripening being diverse, the three varieties for this wine are fermented separately in small open fermenters using natural yeast. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is pressed and racked for malic fermentation in barrique, of which 30% is new French oak. The wine will spend approximately 16 months in barrique. The bottling is done without fining or filtration.

Code:

IRLANFLM

Bottle Size

150cl

ABV

14.00

Closure

Cork

Vintage

2016

Country

Italy

Region

Piedmont

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo