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Negro Lorenzo 2021 Langhe Nebbiolo


Type: Red

Category: Still

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Country: Italy

Region: Langhe

Category: Wine

Pairs with: Bagna d'Tron

Good for: Book club appetizers.

Grape: Nebbiolo

I am from: Piedmont, Italy

The Story: Negro Lorenzo is located in Monteu Roero, in the Langhe region, north of Alba and the famous Barolo/Barbaresco territory. Roero is a territory that is unlike Asti or Barolo in that it is jagged and rough around the edges.

The winery overlooks a very dramatic and beautiful valley. Throughout the countryside here, you can clearly see where the ocean once receded from, as the valley is cut out as if by a knife.

At Negro Lorenzo, they have been making wine for over a hundred years. In fact, Lorenzo’s grandfather of the same name and his two brothers carted wine from where today’s winery stands to Turin and Cuneo to sell at the local markets. In the last ten years, however, Lorenzo has recently decided to bring this production to another level with the creation of Negro Lorenzo.

The sandy soil full of marine fossils leads to more elegant wines compared to the surrounding zones. In fact, the scallop shell that is on the label of all of Lorenzo’s wine was found while planting new vines. The fossils are apparent inside the cantina as well, where the wines are aged. Fossils are part of the actual foundation of the building and a constant reminder of the history of this land.

With each visit, a glass of wine is always enjoyed overlooking the Roero on the patio. This is followed by a coffee made by Lorenzo’s mother, who constantly reminds Lorenzo of his roots while sharing photos of his childhood. A drive around the area to see the chestnut trees, peaches, apricots and plums is always important to understand the diversity here and how the terroir can contribute to the incredible complexity of each wine.

Why You'll Love Me: This Nebbiolo hits you with raspberries, strawberries and prunes. A soft Nebbiolo from the sandy soils of the Roero, with aging in steel and cement. This wine has a tannic grip, but nothing that can’t be tamed with food. Medium bodied, soft and inviting, let it be your go-to red.