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Langhe, which is the plural for the Italian word for “hills” (langa), is a subregion of Piedmont, Italy. Its location near the town of Asti gives it the geographical position to be home to some of the most prestigious of Piedmont’s wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti and Dogliani. Wines use the Langhe DOC labeling title when wine is produced from grapes of this growing region, but do not meet the labeling requirements for those previously mentioned styles. This labeling designation came about in 1994 as a way of allowing producers to be more experimental with their chosen varietals, possible blends, production styles and aging techniques. 
The history of wine-making from this region is extensive, dating back many centuries. And it is rich in its variety of indigenous and international grapes. Some of the whites grown in the region are Arneis, Nascetta, Favorita, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Some have their very own sub-labels according to grapes and vineyard Read more »

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  • Freisa

    Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both...

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s. Today, many call Arneis the most interesting ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • JD, I'm going to keep my eye out for AMA's Maioli bottling from 2011, ... ... on my way back from the Langhe. One night, pizza at Papagallo, ship some wine home. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian Wine Dinner

  • G.d. Vajra Langhe Bianco Petracine 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by mberzell

  • Villadoria Langhe Bricco Magno 2009


    Got it as a gift. Soft cherry and hints of blackberry. Smokey aroma and moderate weight on the back of the tongue. Read More

    Wine review by WilhelmCF

  • Braida di Giacomo Bologna Il Fiore Langhe Bianco 2012


    Love this white blend of chardonnay (70%) and nascetta (30%), the latter being an indigenous Piedmontese grape. A beautiful combination of delicate and understated complexity. Grassy with citrus and floral notes - super light and refreshing with well balanced acidity. A stunning pairing with a number of cheeses, esp a locally made brie and a Pie... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT

  • I drank a Chateau Puligny et Montrachet Monthelie last night, decent PN and a ... it might as well be a simple Langhe Nebbiolo, so what do I have to lose? And it should be ready now, no waiting.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight? -...

  • Langhe Freisa Burlotto 2008


    The spicy nose is a sea of tea, tobacco, sweet wood, pink peppercorn, briary sandlewood and dark berry fruit. Dense on the palate with drying tannin and a chewy, woodsy feel. The tannins are really spiky in the mouth and punctuate the clay soil toned mid-palate which is full of spicy, burnt raisin, and slightly cocoa tones. The finish shows some... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Langhe Freisa Burlotto 2010


    Dark, liquory fruit on the nose is full of forest floor and lightly pepper middle eastern spice and sandalwood aromas. On entry this is bright with lovely fruit up front, tightening on the midpalate with some fine grained tannins and scrub brush resiny notes along the long, if slightly chewy finish. This is king of foxy and musky in the mouth w... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Langhe G.B. Burlotto 2008


    Very herbal on the nose with great fresh tones of fresh strawberry tops and gravelly mineral tones. Astringent and bracing smelling, like an aftershave should. Smooth on entry with absolutely velvety tannins on the palate that gives this medium-bodied wine real mouth presence. This offers up orange rind, rosehip, and dusty cherry fruit on the mi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Burlotto G.B. Comm. Nebbiolo Langhe 2010


    Low aromas of wild cherry liqueur with a nice woodsy edge to the aromas, that are earthy, twiggy, and herbal. Round and fleshy in the mouth with easy fruit, nice framing tannins that a bit tough on the back end though this good length and nice acid it does come off as a bit plodding and missing fruit on the backend. Time might help. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2011


    Very aromatic with a really compelling nose filled wild berries, balsamic ... ... rose petal top notes. A big Langhe Nebbiolo with alcohol of 14.5% this is powerful and full, though today it does seem just a bit light on the finish. 91p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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