Le Cecche Langhe Rosso 2017
Savvy: “experienced, knowledgeable, and well-informed; shrewd (often used in combination)”
Experienced Last Bottle Italian wine lovers (especially those of Piemonte) are SO savvy, that we had to offer this melon-popping deal from hardcore favorite Le Cecche on a quiet Sunday so that we don’t sell out in record time like we did with last year's! THE ROSSO!! An astounding $12!! Drink this now, this moment, this second, as soon as it hits your doorstep!
MAN, are we lucky to have found this tiny, 2-person winery --- the wines are pure and clear and vigorous as Pavarotti's voice echoing through the Alpine mountains. Jan De Bruyne, a Belgian MD and his Italian wife, Marchioness Paola Invrea, are the proprietors of this gorgeous, under-the-radar spot (if you go there, ask us to set you up a visit!) and they make a Rosso to DRINK. No crazy tannins here -- just pure crushed violets, raspberries, red whips, tangerine, fresh-brewed tea, violets, menthol, roses, fennel...and a wine, as we said, to drink with dinner, breakfast, Netflix, after working out, playing your vinyl records, dog-walking, celebrating and just about everything in between. BUT!! BUT. We WILL sell out mighty fast...get it quick!
This wine is a trinity of the original noble grape varieties of the Langhe region.
Mainly based on the Dolcetto grapes, who have their origin in Diano d’Alba where the winery is located. Old vines of this local hidden gem give a well balanced fruit-driven elegant structure. Barbera grapes are added to give the round smooth and subtle long finish. Nebbiolo is added to give backbone and the typical Piedmontese firm character.
A wine that reflects the full identity of our region.
Technical DetailsCountry: Italy
Region: Diano D'alba, Piedmont
Blend: 50% Dolcetto, 25% Barbera, 20% Nebbiolo, 5% Merlot
Varietal: Dolcetto Blend
Vineyard: South and southwest facing, clay and gravel soil
Aging/Cooperage: Temperature controlled steel tank, wood aging for Barbera and Nebbiolo, no new wood.
About The Producer
Le Cecche is a small hamlet of Diano d’Alba, one of the “11 comuni del Barolo” in Piedmont. With origins dating back to the 18th century, the hamlet consisted of tree small farms. Through marriages between the tree families, Le Cecche finished in the hands of the Marengo family for a long period. The last generation remained without heirs, and sold the property in 2001 to the actual owners, Jan De Bruyne, a Belgian MD and his Italian wife, Marchioness Paola Invrea.
After a thorough restoration of the buildings and the creation of a modern winery, new vineyards of Barbera, Nebbiolo and Merlot were planted on the steep south and southwest facing slopes around the house. Also the old Dolcetto vineyard, dating back to the fifties was restored.
In 2008 a vineyard for white wine was planted in Bossolasco at an altitude of 750m, southfacing, becoming one of the highest vineyards in the Langhe region.
In 2010 a vineyard was bought in the Barolo area, MGA Sorano in Serralunga d’Alba, well known for its long living wines.
In 2014 a second Barolo vineyard was bought in Grinzane Cavour, MGA Borzone , and in 2015 another vineyard in Monforte, MGA Bricco San Pietro. In total Le Cecche owns actually 6,5 ha of vineyards.
2 more hectares will be planted in Diano d’Alba with Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.
Started with a production of 3.000 bottles in 2002, the production reached 40.000 bottles in 2017.
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