Angelo Negro Langhe Nebbiolo (3)

by wootbot

Venerable Vino

Wine worth waiting 350 years for.

It's kind of cute that Americans think we have a full-fledged wine industry. Azienda Agricola Negro Angelo e Figli sits on the same patch of the Langhe Hills in Piemonte, northern Italy where Giovanni Domenico Negro owned vineyards in 1670. You've never heard of it? Oh, that's because there are hundreds of other wineries in Italy even older. If Negro Angelo e Figli was in the U.S., it would be a national shrine. In Italy, it's... a winery.

Not that heritage is all the Angelo Negro 2011 Langhe Nebbiolo has going for it. The big, lingering flavors of Nebbiolo here take a softer edge, making it even more well-suited to hearty meats and cheeses. It'll age well, too - but then, you probably expected that.