Renzo Castella Nebbiolo 2020

Top Nebbiolo Value on the Planet: Renzo Castella Langhe Nebbiolo

Fresh off of selling a bunch of Renzo Castella's delightful Dolcetto, I present you with his incredible Nebbiolo. From a single vineyard just outside of the Barolo DOCG, this "behaves" just like Barolo, but it comes to you at less than $30. 

Mark my words, Renzo Castella's wines are about to blow up in the United States folks. They are already the darlings of the sommelier community, and while I'm not a sommelier, I know when I taste greatness in a wine. This stuff is not only great, it's an incredible value. Just 10 cases are available -- those will go fast.

Renzo Castella Langhe Nebbiolo

2020 Renzo Castella Langhe Nebbiolo 

This is basically Barolo for less than $25! 

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Renzo Castella strikes again with another stunning Piemonte red wine value. I have to meet this guy to tell him he needs to charge more money for his wines :) Just kidding folks, but man, his 2020 Nebbiolo is every bit as good as many $50+ Barolos. Renzo farms a small vineyard just outside of the Barolo DOCG, and he is a master of the Nebbiolo grape.

When you taste this, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. Castella's small vineyard is located on the border between Diano d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. I'm not going to go too deep there, but trust me when I say this is prime real estate for growing Nebbiolo. All of the farming is organic, the vines are quite old, and Renzo makes his wine in a way that allows the natural character of the fruit and the place to shine the brightest.

Fermented in stainless steel and aged in larger, neutral oak barrels, this offers up a heady and mesmerizing perfume of dark cherry, raspberry, violet, rose petal, and white pepper. On the palate, this is not the heaviest wine, but it is packed with flavor and a nobility rarely encountered in Langhe Nebbiolos or Nebbiolo d'Albas. Again, it tastes like Barolo, and while this is drinking great right now, it will continue to evolve and improve over the next 7 to 10 years.

Words don't this one justice folks. All of us that work here have taken it home, and all of us have absolutely loved it. Enjoy with grilled lamb chops, duck, risotto, or other classic Northern Italian meals, and call me in the morning. If you love Nebbiolo, you should take advantage of the volume pricing in place. Cheers to happy drinking and eating in the AVL! 

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville