Goedhuis, April 2021
This is a firm Goedhuis favourite. Another stellar vintage has produced a seriously delicious white that is bold, fresh and profoundly mineral. The 2020 has exquisite tension and precision, notes of citrus and a distinctive floral expression. The sandy soils of Roero give this so much elegance. We adore it for its everyday drinking pleasure.
Piedmont is located in the north western corner of Italy. Though several grape varieties are prominent such as Dolcetto, Barbera and Moscato, it is Nebbiolo that reigns supreme. It produces wines that are not particularly deep in colour, yet they are perfumed, powerful and can age for many years. Due to the ethereal nature of the Nebbiolo grape and the numerous single vineyard wines, many compare top examples to grand cru Burgundies of the Côte de Nuits.Mountainous, its vineyards are cut into the hillsides forming terraces reminiscent of the Mosel Valley in Germany and the northern Rhone Valley in France. The two most notable appellations are Barolo and Barbaresco.