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Piero Benevelli Langhe Nebbiolo 2021

A beautiful 100% Nebbiolo from Monforte d'Alba which presents ripe red fruits, star anise and spice, some dried flowers and orange peel perfume. Full-bodied, but fresh and quite juicy, distinct blood orange flavour in with red cherry and almond, chalky tannin grip, and a lively spicy finish with black tea and a pleasing amaro tang. Gary Walsh

It was in 1978 that Piero Benevelli started out with five hectares of vines in Monforte d’Alba and focused on the traditional grapes of Piedmont: Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera. His son, Massimo, started his training in the vineyard at age 14 and quickly learned the core principle that still guides him today—to make great wine, you must first have great grapes.

The young Massimo Benevelli has developed into an extremely talented Piemontese grower. He exhibits a total command of the production process, from vine to bottle. When tasting his production during various stages of aging—in barrel, tank, and bottle—there is a consistency, a touch, an intangible quality that is the mark of something great. His wines show character, soul, and originality.