"Vino Rosso del Popolo"
Langhe Rosso 2011
And the winner of the Northern Italian wine of the month;
Eugenio Bocchino Langhe rosso “Le Cantine di Indie” Vino Rosso del Popolo. I know the title is a mouthful, but then, so
is the wine.
a rare opportunity to taste a complex Piedmont wine that is showing at its peak
and at affordable price. Vino Rosso del
Popolo or “red wine of the people“ comes from the historic land of the famed Barolo
and Barbaresco and contains fruit from
very prime appellations. Here’s the
breakdown : 50% Nebbiolo, 30%
Barbera & 20% Dolcetto. The Nebbiolo
and Barbera are grown in the Barbaresco vineyards of Eugenio Bocchino, while
the Dolcetto is from their friend Nicolletta
Bocca of San Fereolo. The different elevations and vineyard sites contribute to
the wines richness. Fresh dark fruits, interlaced with velvety structure
are prevalent from the Barbera & Dolcetto. While the Nebbiolo delivers the
backbone of the wine with rich tannin and acidity. Wonderfully layered and
complex, this is a wine that can be drunk tonight, or aged for at least the
next 5 years.
a great opportunity to taste the sublime. As Lange Rosso grows in America, so
will the price. Nebbiolo is the coveted grape of Barolo and Barbaresco, which
are some of the finest wines in the world. Collectable and age-worthy, they
fetch top dollar. They must adhere to strict standards of aging, which
contribute to the high prices. The beauty of our featured “Langhe Rosso” is you
get a taste of these great wines at a great price. Langhe Rosso permits
blending of other local varietals and does not require oak aging. Our featured
wine does however see 8 months of barrel age.
Bocchino Langhe rosso