2020 Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo

Piemonte, Italy

A ripe, juicy and vibrant Langhe Nebbiolo with an attractive price



About the Wine

The Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo comes from young vines, showing a mix of ripe fruit, floral notes, and spicy characters, as well as some savoury notes of cedar and tobacco. The fermentation in steel and then ageing in steel and Slavonian oak barrels helps to emphasise the fruit, with very little oak influence in the wine. This is definitely a food wine, and it will go really well with pasta dishes.

The Langhe area of Piemonte is home to a vast array of grape varieties, such as Arneis, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo. You may find that many of the Langhe DOC wines are as good as or even better than some DOCG wines made nearby.

About Cigliuti

The Fratelli Cigliuti winery is situated on the Serraboella hill, some 350 metres above sea level overlooking Neive, one of three villages responsible for producing Barbaresco. Renato inherited his father’s 6.5 hectare property which remains family owned and run and is now into its fifth generation with daughters Claudia and Sylvia.

Winemaking techniques lean towards the traditional. Estate-grown, handpicked grapes are fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, then aged in larger Slavonian oak barrels along with some barriques. Dolcetto and Nebbiolo grapes grow in the calcareous soils of the southwest-facing vineyards, while Barbera is cultivated on clayey sites with a south-eastern exposure. The wines show great complexity, minerality and personality.

Additional Info

From the Producer

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Nebbiolo


CRU: Bricco di Neive

LOCATION: Southwest

ALTITUDE: 350 m above sea level

SOIL COMPOSITION: calcareous, sandy

VINE AGE: 15 years

YIELD PER HECTARE: 4000 – 4500 Kg

PRUNING: upwards Guyot training

FERMENTATION AND MACERATION: in steel vats at controlled temperatures

AGEING: on steel and in Slavonian oak barrels


SERVE WITH: pasta with meat sauce, mixed fries and grills, semi-mature cheeses

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Lots of ripe raspberry, floral, spicy. Juiciness and vibrant but no shortage of firm chalky tannin, slightly raw feeling, though I don’t mind that here. Cherry and amonds in the mix, and attractive freshness. Structure and charm. Lovely." Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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