Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Montegrilli Nebbiolo Langhe DOC — 2022

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  • Introduction

    • Nebbiolo has always been one of the most beautiful grapes of the Langhe, able to express new nuances and emotions to those who cultivate and vinify it with respect. It is a meaningful gift and a great ambassador of its land of origins. Montegrilli is born in the vineyards with the objective of becoming a genuine and focused wine that shows the true personality of the Nebbiolo grape.

      With this in mind, we produce wine without any aging in wood in order to differentiate it clearly from Barolo, creating a product with great immediacy and drinkability.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo

      Sources: 100% estate vineyards in the mid-hill region of Ravera, village of Novello, a selection from the Nebbiolo vineyards for Barolo

      Area: 1 hectare (2.47 acres)

      Exposure: Southern

      Altitude: 300 meters (984 feet) above sea level

      Soil Composition: Limestone and clay

      Vine Age: Average age from 10 – 15 years

      Vine Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)

      Cultivation: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning, 100% organic (not yet certified)

  • Vintage Report

    • The 2022 vintage was exceptional due to unusual weather conditions and unexpected results. There was a scarcity of rain and snow during winter, and summer was characterized by earliness, drought, and record-breaking temperatures. However, grapes were healthy and beautiful at harvest time, thanks to some key factors. Rain showers in July and August and cool nights during the growing season helped limit the effects of drought and high temperatures. The experience gained over the years and the unstoppable strength of nature was also essential. Vines are self-regulated depending on the water reserves in the soil, allowing them to deal with severe drought. Despite the worrisome conditions, all new wines have great character, bright freshness, harmony, and good potential for long aging.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel fermenters, temperature controlled, automatic pump-overs; 100% with indigenous yeast

      Skin Contact: 7-10 days

      Malolactic Fermentation: 100% in steel fermenters

      Aging: No barrel aging. 8 months in stainless-steel, followed by 6 months in bottle. Bottled without filtration.

  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 14.0%
    • TA: 5.44 g/L
    • RS: 0.34 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • The Langhe Nebbiolo Montegrilli 2022 is very pleasing and captivating both in its olfactory and gustatory dimensions. Light and brilliant ruby red, it opens with fresh and fragrant notes of wild strawberry and raspberry, surrounded by floral and spicy hints. This refined olfactory spectrum is a prelude to a wine characterized by excellent drinkability: vibrant, fresh, and juicy, it caresses the palate thanks to the soft and integrated tannic texture and makes harmony and cleanliness its main characteristics.



  • Montegrilli Nebbiolo Langhe DOC — 2022 – Decanter – 94 Points

    “Very pale, it brims with fresh strawberry and violets, a hint of cinnamon. A quintessential, precise expression of Nebbiolo, there is none of the peppery character found in less refined examples; instead, typical dried cherry notes and pleasing concentration. Crisp and supple, light and elegant with silky tannins. A delightful wine offering incredible quality for its price. With a small portion undergoing carbonic maceration, this is aged solely in stainless steel for eight months, of which two are on the fine lees.”

  • Montegrilli Nebbiolo Langhe DOC — 2022 – Wine Spectator – 90 Points

    “Precise and detailed, this harmonious white has a creamy texture enhanced by aromas and flavors of vanilla, honey, peach and pine, ending with a lingering aftertaste.”

  • Montegrilli Nebbiolo Langhe DOC — 2022 – Wine Enthusiast – 93 Points

    “Aromas of wild raspberries cascade out of the glass with fresh rose, wild herbs and subtle earth notes. The lively palate pops with sour red cherries that are balanced by hints of anise and underbrush. Elegant tannins frame the wine perfectly.”

  • Montegrilli Nebbiolo Langhe DOC — 2022 – James Suckling – 91 Points

    “Dried herbs, dark chocolate and bark with red and dark berries on offer here. Medium-bodied, juicy and crunchy with a flavorful, citrusy finish.”