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
Grape Varieties:

30% Cabernet, 30% Nebbiolo, 20% Merlot, 20% Barbera

Fermentation container:

Concrete tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

8-10 days

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

28 °C (82.4 °F)

Length of maceration:

8-10 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Barrique and barrels

Container size:

225 L

Bottling period:

Depends on the vintage

Aging before bottling:

18 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

Barolo, Neive and Dogliani (Piedmont)

Soil composition:

Calcareous marl

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

350 meters (1,150 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,900-5,000 plants per hectare

Exposure:

Southern/southwestern

Years planted:

2003

Age of vines:

16 years old

Time of harvest:

Late September to late October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

5,000

Tasting notes:

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.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 18-20 °C (64.4 - 68 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with rich dishes that are full of flavor.

Aging potential:

12 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol cont. 14.5 % by vol.

Winemaker:

Giuseppe Ca Viola