NEBBIOLO D’ALBA DOC
A very easy-going and agreeable wine of great character, with fruity notes and refined tannins; its pleasing and easy-going quality makes it an ideal accompaniment for all dishes.
Grapevine: 100% Nebbiolo
Exposure: West and East
Altitude: approx. 330 to 370 metres above sea level.
Year of planting: 1967, 1989 and 1999
Strains per hectare: approx. 4/5,000
Yield in litres per hectare: approx. 5,000
Harvest period: 25 September - 10 October
Manual harvesting, destemming, pressing, maceration with the skins for 10-12 days at a maximum temperature of 28° to 30°, complete malolactic fermentation before winter. Ageing in oak barrels for about a year.
Alcohol content: 13-14% vol.
Total acidity: 5-5.5 gr/l.
Dry extract: 24-26 gr/l.
Garnet red. Complex nose with aromas of plum, spices, red berries, dried rose and violet. In the mouth it has a frank, powerful taste, with strong tannins well integrated into the structure of the wine. Good length and persistence with fruity and spicy finish.
An important wine for the whole meal, it goes best with pasta with meat sauce and with meaty main courses.
Serving temperature: 15/17° C. - Rather large glass to convey the complexity of the wine