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2018 Luigi Vico Langhe Nebbiolo Ne Bis in Idem

Piemonte, Italy

A perfumed and spicy Langhe Nebbiolo with great length and value

HIGH SCORE

$69.00

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About the Wine

The Luigi Vico Langhe Nebbiolo Ne Bis in Idem packs a lot of punch in the bottle. Opening with bright cherry and spice aromas, the perfumed scents develop even more after a bit of airing. On the palate, the red fruits and spice are complemented by some tar and tea characters, as well as vibrant acidity and tannins that are finally coming together, making for a lovely wine all round.

Interesting note: the Latin term on the bottle, 'Ne Bis in Idem', literally means 'not twice about the same', otherwise known as the legal term 'double jeopardy', where a person cannot be tried twice for the same criminal offence.

About Az. Agr. Luigi Vico

The story of Luigi Vico is one of longing to reconnect with one's past. Having moved away from the hills of Barolo to make a life in Turin, Luigi felt the call back to his home when the long-term rental contracts on his family's vineyards were expiring. Having helped his grandparents in these same vineyards as a boy, the pull to return to make wine under his own name was undeniable.

Luigi sought the help of winemaker Davide Rosso, of famed winery Giovanni Rosso in Serralunga, and the two are already responsible for crafting some seriously beautiful wines, though it seems like the best is yet to come.

Viticulturist and owner, Luigi Vico
Viticulturist and owner, Luigi Vico
Piemonte, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

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.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

The wine cellar of Luigi Vico
The wine cellar of Luigi Vico
Piemonte, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Wine Pilot

"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." Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot)

89Points
The Wine Front

"Serralunga grapes employed here. The label is painted in red wine. Shows some toasty clove spice oak, cherry and red fruits, dried herb and orange peel. Quite a dry feeling wine, some freshness here, but quite charry too, with sticky not-quite-ripe tannin and a gummy finish. The light 2018 vintage could, maybe, have done with less winemaking overlay, though it may come good with bottle age." Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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