Rosso delle Langhe Luigi Einaudi
Few wineries are as intertwined with the history of Italy as Poderi Einaudi, which was founded by the first president of the Italian Republic – one of the most highly respected in its history– to be democratically elected by his peers (in 1948).
But in 1897, he had already begun making wine, having bought his very first farmstead in San Giacomo, Dogliani. The properties have grown exponentially since then and include estates in the most sought-after areas of the region, reaching 160 hectares (395 acres), with over 60 hectares (148 acres) under vine. The cellar itself has been totally renovated and expanded. Most of it is underground and temperature/humidity-controlled, which provides ideal conditions for the wines.
Today Einaudi is owned and run by great-grandson Matteo Sardagna, who works with enologist Beppe Ca Viola, Zvonimir Jurkovic, cellar master and vineyard manager, and Roberto Mozzone, logistics manager.
Matteo and his team make elegant wines with a strong identity that honor their legacy and Matteo’s commitment to the land, values and traditions of his family and the Langhe area.
A limited-production wine made from a carefully crafted blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from south, southeast and southwest-facing vineyards on calcareous marl and clay soil. Each variety is vinified separately. Aged in new and second-use barrique for eighteen months. A representation of how the character of the Piedmont terroir can influence local and international grapes. Intense, balanced elegant, spicy and rich.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, Canada, USA, Japan
Most recent awards
- 2015 | James Suckling93
- 2013 | Wine Advocate93
- 2009 | Wine Spectator93
30% Cabernet, 30% Nebbiolo, 20% Merlot, 20% Barbera
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
28 °C (82.4 °F)
Length of maceration:
Barrique and barrels
Depends on the vintage
Aging before bottling:
Barolo, Neive and Dogliani (Piedmont)
350 meters (1,150 feet) above sea level
4,900-5,000 plants per hectare
Age of vines:
16 years old
Time of harvest:
Late September to late October
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Intense garnet in color, ample, rich bouquet of stewed plums and black currant with a nuance of vanilla; full, luscious and structured, round fruit flavors, elegant, well-balanced tannins and subtle spice on the finish. Suitable to long cellaring.
Best served at 18-20 °C (64.4 - 68 °F).
Pairs well with rich dishes that are full of flavor.
Alcohol cont. 14.5 % by vol.
Giuseppe Ca Viola