Luigi Vico Langhe Nebbiolo 'Ne bis in Idem' DOC 12pk 2018
Luigi Vico’s wines come from his family-heirloom vineyard in Serralunga. With his ancestors having farmed the site, providing fruit for other estates since the early 1900s, Luigi decided to return to making wines under the Vico name. Assisted by famed neighbour, Davide Rosso, these wines are classic, yet precise and approachable. They are both new and entirely timeless. These bottlings have been a joy to discover.
“Although this is indeed the first vintage of Luigi Vico’s Barolo, this is no ordinary debut: It draws on family-heirloom vineyards in the heart of Serralunga and enlists superstar Davide Rosso to help bring it to the world in grand (and traditional) style.”
David Lynch, Sommelier & Editorial Director, Somm Select
Luigi Vico Ne bis in Idem Nebbiolo 2018
A stunning Langhe Nebbiolo that would top many Barolos and Barbarescos although this wine is certainly still holding its cards very close to its chest. It is though another example to show that Luigi Vico is an absolute master at crafting nebbiolos with rare purity of fruit.
A bright mid cherry red colour is followed by deliciously subtle and perfumed red raspberry fruits before launching into savoury, spicy aromas. The palate is more tarry and tea flavoured with superb acid balance and raw power although the tannins are surprisingly velvety for Nebbiolo. It’s a complete package that is topped off by exceptional length, and great value for a Nebbiolo from the Langhe.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot