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Cavallotto Langhe Nebbiolo, 2015

February 19, 2019

 

 

Cavalloto Nebbiolo, Langhe, 2015

 

The Wine Society - £23.00 IT24641

 

Tasting date - 18/12/2019

 

 

Appearance - Pale garnet

 

Nose intensity - Medium plus

 

Primary aroma - Red cherry, raspberry, red plum and a hint of violet

 

Secondary aroma - Smoke, toast and a hint of clove ( sweet spice)

 

Tertiary aroma - Meaty, leather, game

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - High

 

Tannin and nature - High and firm

 

Alcohol - High alcohol

 

Body - Medium plus

 

 

Intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary flavours -  Red cherry, raspberry, red plum

 

Secondary flavours - Smoke, toast and a hint of clove ( sweet spice)

 

Tertiary flavours - Meaty, leather, game

 

Finish - Medium plus

 

Quality - Very Good

 

 

Tasting Logic

 

 

The pale colour would take most students straight to Pinot Noir, Grenache, Sangiovese or Nebbiolo and the fresh red fruit on the nose and restrained use of oak would also point you in this direction.

 

At this point try to not make many judgements, take a quick taste and really focus on the tannins, not only are the tannins high but there is a firmness or grip to them which would be highly unusual for Pinot Noir. The high alcohol and contrasting lean quality are also characterisitc of Nebbiolo. 

 

A Barolo or Barbaresco DOCG would be a little denser on the palate and the fruit would often not be as pronounced with a more savoury character, more new oak aromas may also be present if a modern example is shown.

 

The quality is quite straight forward with just a slight lack of finish putting it down to very good.

 

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