The wine Langhe Rosso Chicchiviello 2009, produced by the winery La Querciola derives from the three most representative grape varieties in Piedmont: Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo.
The grapes are different from each other: Dolcetto grapes are used to produce a young wine, the Barbera ones give us a coloured wine with a strong acidity and from Nebbiolo grapes, lacking in anthocyanins but rich in tannins, are produced wines, that can age for long periouds such as Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero, but also the Carema or the Chiavennasca in Valtellina.
The three grape varieties are vinified separately. At the end of the fermentation process, it is decided the different percentage to use: 40% Dolcetto, 40% Barbera and 20% Nebbiolo.
The wine ages than 9 months in stainless steel tanks before being bottled and after 3 months it can be sold.
It is a wine that includes 3 wines, where the grape varieties are perfectly mixed together in order to highlight their main characteristics.
The Langhe Rosso Chicchiviello is ruby red in colour, it has a flower nose with red fruits as currant and raspberry, and spicy notes that convey the wine an elegant aroma. The flavour is dry with a good balance between acidity, tannin and alcohol and the finish is long-lasting.
It is an all-course wine, that, because of its structrure and alcohol percentage (14%), is excellent to accompany piedmontese antipasti, omelettes, first courses with meat sauces such as “tajarin”, soups, but also salami and red meats.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C