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Nebbiolo d'Alba

NEBBIOLO D'ALBA DOC

IN THE VINEYARD Variety: Nebbiolo
Production area: Single vineyard, Sorì del Ricchino, Diano d'Alba (Cn)
Altitude and exposure: 350 m; South
Soil: Calcareous and clayey; alkaline pH
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; beginning/mid-October
Average production: 40 hl/ha

IN THE CELLAR Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature with maceration on the skins of 12-18 days. Malolactic fermentation in oak.
Aging: Over 12 months in French oak barrels of 25 hl and tonneaux (500 L)
Bottling: Upon a passage in stainless steel tanks, it is bottled without filtration and rests 12 months before being released on the market.
Release: 30 months after harvesting
Bottles produced: About 5.000
Bottle size: 0,75 L

TASTING NOTES Bright ruby-red with garnet reflections. Intense nose packed with rosehips, ripe red fruits and marinated cherries. Balsamic and spicy hints, powder, dark chocolate and hazelnut 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.

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 7-8 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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