Cordero di Montezemolo "Vigna Enrico VI" 1996

100% Nebbiolo
A still red wine from the Piemonte region of Italy.

Full body, powerful, long. Dried violets and ethereal aromas.

Tasting Notes

The nose opens with attractive pine aromas.

On the mouth the 1996 Vigna Enrico VI from Cordero di Montezemolo Estate is dry and shows a very balanced acidity. Dried violets, eucalyptus and ethereal notes.

This Barolo is chewy with tannins but pleasantly so.

Full-body. The finish is intense and long.

Score 79

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Cordero di Montezemolo "Vigna Enrico VI" 1996
Vigna Enrico VI (1996) Review
Estate making Vigna Enrico VI Estate Cordero di Montezemolo
Vigna Enrico VI (1996) Label Vigna Enrico VI
Style of Vigna Enrico VI Style Red & Still
Country of Cordero di Montezemolo Country Italy
Region of Cordero di Montezemolo Region Piemonte
Grape blend of Vigna Enrico VI Grapes Nebbiolo
Vintage of Vigna Enrico VI Vintage 1996
My review of Vigna Enrico VI Points

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Wine making grape

Nebbiolo is an Italian red wine grape variety best known for its production in the Piedmont region, where it produces the DOCG wines of Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Gattinara, Carema, and Ghemme. The word “nebbiolo” is thought to come from the Italian nebbia or Piedmontese nebia, which means “fog.” A thick, dense fog descends on the Langhe area, where many Nebbiolo vineyards are located, during harvest, which usually occurs in late October. Alternative interpretations include the formation of a fog-like glaucous veil over the berries as they mature, or that the name is derived from the Italian word nobile, which means noble. Nebbiolo manufactures light-colored red wines that are tannic in youth and have tar and rose scents. The wines mature to reveal other aromas and flavors such as violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, tobacco, and prunes as they age and take on a distinctive brick-orange hue at the rim of the bottle. To balance the tannins with other characteristics, Nebbiolo wines can take years to mature.

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