Vietti Perbacco Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

Vietti's Langhe Nebbiolo is as good as a Barolo with a fraction of their prices. The wine is made from Nebbiolo grapes mostly come from different vineyards that are included in the Barolo Castiglione and some small amounts from Barbaresco. Perbacco ages two years in oak.

Offers up generous fruit along with menthol, spices and hard candy, showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially mid-weight style. Strong, intense and powerful when young, complex and elegant with the ageing. Especially in this 2016 vintage, just beautiful to drink now and keep for a decade!

Drink now - 2026

(€22,27 / liter)


Type: Red Producer: Vietti Appellation: Langhe Nebbiolo Vintage: 2016 Grape: Nebbiolo Country: Italy Region: Piedmont Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 14,50% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfites


93 points Wine Advocate
Luca Currado likes to remind me that this wine could qualify as a full-fledged Barolo. Barrels not used in the final Barolo Castiglione blend are used to make the 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco. In fact, its very name “Perbacco” translates into a somewhat corny “golly gosh” because that was the reaction Luca’s mom had when she first tasted the wine and was told it was not a Barolo. “Perbacco, it tastes like Barolo,” was her comment—and a legend was born. The Vietti family, along with Bartolo Mascarello and Dott G Cappellano back in the day, had battled for some variation of a Rosso di Barolo in the appellation laws. That never happened, but Langhe Nebbiolo is a concept that follows that same idea: you get great Nebbiolo quality at a fraction of the price. Today, Langhe Nebbiolo is one of the fastest-growing categories in the entire wine region. This beautiful vintage, with its balanced fruit and freshness, is a perfect example.