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Nebbiolo d'Alba

NEBBIOLO D'ALBA DOC

IN THE VINEYARD Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Production area: A single vineyard within the Sorì del Ricchino, Diano d'Alba (CN), in the heart of the Langhe.
Altitude and exposure: 350 m above sea level; full South.
Soil: The deepest layers are formed by the S. Agata marls, while the superficial layers are calcareous-clayey.
Year of planting: 2001
Type of growth:: Guyot
Fertilizer: Natural manure, green manure
Soil management: Only hoeing and mowing in the rows
Harvest: By hand in small crates; mid-October
Yield per hectare: 40 hl

IN THE CELLAR Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature with a maceration of more than 14 days.
Aging: Over 12 months in traditional large Slavonian and French oak barrels (25 hl) and tonneau (500 lt), 100% second-passage.
Bottling: Upon a 4-month passage in stainless steel tanks, it is bottled without filtration and rests 4 months before being released on the market.
Release: 24 months after harvesting.
Bottles produced: About 5.000

TASTING NOTES In the glass, it is bright ruby-red with garnet reflections. Intense nose with aromas reminiscent of marinated cherries and raspberries, and spicy hints of dark chocolate in the background. In the mouth, it is elegant, harmonious with good freshness, velvety tannins and a long finish. Perfect reflection of the variety of origin, it shares bouquet and elegance with the Barolo with a lightness that goes well with any meal.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS Perfect combination with roasted or stewed meats. It is the noble compendium for the hand-made tajarin with white truffle of Alba. Excellent with aged cheeses.

SERVICE TEMPERATURE 18°C (64°F)

EVOLUTION A long-lived wine that can be stored for 7-10 years. We recommend keeping the bottle in horizontal position, in the dark at a constant temperature.

ALCOHOL CONTENT 13.5 - 14% Vol.

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