Piedmont, Italy

Olek Bondonio

Langhe Nebbiolo 2021

£36

OLEK BONDONIO
Langhe Nebbiolo 2021
Piedmont, Italy

This Nebbiolo comes from a beautiful young vineyard completely surrounded by forest and planted over steep slopes some five hundred metres above sea level. It spent a month on skins, before being transferred to botti grandi for élevage. A textbook example of the genre, here neat tannins frame delicate flavours of earth and rose, making for a wine that over delivers in every way.

Nebbiolo


ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Olek Bondonio has become one of the most sought after names in Barbaresco.

He grew up in the family’s farmhouse, ‘La Berchialla’, which sits amongst Barbaresco’s most famous crus and has been in his family for 200 years.

He used to visit the farmhouse each summer, studying the vineyard workers with intent. A seed was sown and after conquering Italy as a snowboarder, he turned his mind to wine, working in the Langhe and also abroad before returning home to look after the family’s vineyards.

Olek is lucky enough to work with some of the very best sites in Piemonte and does everything he can to make sure each wine speaks of this wonderful place.

Vineyard work is fantastic, with a real attention to detail borne from doing everything himself, while his winemaking exhibits a patience beyond his years.

The resulting wines are pure, old-fashioned expressions of Piemonte’s many wonderful grapes.