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Langhe Wine

Langhe is the hilly sub-region east of the Tanaro river and south of Alba, in the Cuneo province of Piedmont. The name 'Langhe' is the plural form of langa, a local word for a long, low-lying hill. Since its introduction in November 1994, the Langhe DOC has gained considerable repute for its innovative viticulture and use of international varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc are prime examples). The creativity this affords the local winemakers has led to a new generation of high-quality wines, many comparable to the prestigious 'Super Tuscans' from Tuscany.

The Langhe landscape

The Langhe area is home to some of the most prestigious wines in Italy, including Barolo and Barbaresco, Asti and Dogliani. For wines which do not conform to the production criteria (production area, grape varieties or winemaking techniques) associated with these prestigious names, there is the Langhe DOC. This DOC covers a much wider area than most others and has more relaxed production restrictions, allowing winemakers to experiment with varieties and techniques not sanctioned under other DOCs. The most obvious effect of this advantage so far is the surge of Langhe Chardonnay wines being produced.

A Langhe DOC wine may be rosso, bianco or rosato (red, white or rosé), a blend or a varietal. It can be still, frizzante (semi-sparkling), novello (an early-release, youthful style for reds) or passito (made from dried grapes).

Quite exceptional in its level of detail is that the Langhe DOC laws include the title 'Langhe Nascetta del Comune di Novello', exclusively for white Nascetta wines from Novello, a village at the very south-western corner of the Barolo viticultural area. The village's vineyards are located at an altitude of just under 1500ft (460m), and are blessed with the same clay-marl soils and southern aspect as Barolo.

The Langhe area has a long history of vinegrowing and many of the wines made here use traditional, well-established grape varieties such as Arneis and Favorita (Vermentino) for whites, and Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Freisa for reds. In 2011, the new DOCG Alta Langa Metodo Classico was forged in the fires of Italian wine bureaucracy, and at that time the former Dolcetto delle Langhe Monregalesi DOC was dissolved, and its viticultural area transferred under the now-broader Dogliani DOCG banner.

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We found 674 wines produced in this region and all sub-regions, only the first 500 will be shown.
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Gaja Sperss Barolo - Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $235 150
Gaja Sori Tildin Barbaresco-Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $376 297
Gaja Sori San Lorenzo Barbaresco-Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $386 303
Gaja Costa Russi Barbaresco-Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $367 406
Gaja Langhe Conteisa, Piedmont, Italy Barbera - Nebbiolo $194 916
Gaja Darmagi Rosso Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon $199 987
Elio Altare Arborina Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $85 1017
Gaja Sito Moresco Rosso Langhe, Piedmont, Italy N/A $48 1030
Gaja Gaia & Rey Chardonnay Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Chardonnay $203 1058
Gaja Rossj-Bass Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Chardonnay - Sauvignon Blanc $65 1678
Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo di Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $20 1917
Luca Roagna Alleanza Nero di Wongraven Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy N/A $20 3270
Ceretto Blange Langhe Arneis, Piedmont, Italy Arneis $20 3534
G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $25 4908
Domenico Clerico Arte Rosso Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Barbera - Nebbiolo $40 4958
Elio Altare Larigi Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy Barbera $84 5233
La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $26 6558
Elio Altare La Villa Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy Barbera - Nebbiolo $82 7394
Ceretto Monsordo Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy N/A $33 7785
Poderi Aldo Conterno 'Il Favot' Nebbiolo Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $58 7831
Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo $21 7889
Giorgio Pelissero Long Now Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy Barbera - Nebbiolo $43 8171
Conterno Fantino Monpra Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy N/A $38 8984
Poderi Aldo Conterno Bussiador Chardonnay Langhe, Piedmont, Italy Chardonnay $53 9260
G.D. Vajra Aldo Fresia Kye Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy Freisa $40 9865
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