De Forville 2017 Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
Item Number: 12214
Sub Region: Piedmont
Appellation/AVA: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Winemaker Notes: The DeForville family emigrated to Piedmont from Belgium in 1848 and established themselves in the village of Barbaresco in 1860. Today the fifth generation is in place: Valter and Paolo Anfosso. In the early part of the twentieth century, the DeForvilles sold their wine in bulk directly to restaurants and to retailers who then bottled the wine. In 1940 the estate bottled its first wine and now virtually their entire production is bottled at the estate with annual output averaging 100,000 bottles.
Winemaking Notes: This cuvée is a selection of Nebbiolo from the younger vines of various cru Barbaresco holdings supplemented by grapes from the neighboring village of Neive. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The wine fermented in stainless steel for 10 days to 2 weeks and then refined in large oak barrels for an additional year before being bottled. An astonishing value…as are all of the fine wines from this remarkable estate.
Tasting Notes: Light cherry, raspberry, violet, a touch of menthol and spices come together in this elegant, medium-bodied wine, backed by fine tannins.
2016 vintage featured in The New York Times' article 20 Wines for Under $20: Weeknight Pleasures for Relaxed Evenings
"This fine producer in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy specializes in Barbaresco, and its wines are generally excellent values. The Langhe Nebbiolo is made largely from young Barbaresco vines. It’s earthy and lightly tannic with firm, long flavors that are more fruit than mineral, perhaps, but it’s well balanced and exceptional."