NEBBIOLO D'ALBA DOC
It is said that long ago, a bat tasted a bunch of grapes at night and learned an ancient secret.
Even today, his descendants trace aerial geometries over the ripening grapes, and the old secret is still revealed in a glass of Nebbiolo.
Location: San Sebastiano in Monforte d’Alba
Hectares: 1.3 ha
Altitude: 360 m
Grape variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Plant density: 4,500 vines per hectare
Type of harvest: manual
Soil: clay and limestone, alternating with marl and fossiliferous sandstone, tending to “elveziano”
Vinification: spontaneous fermentation on the skins in stainless steel tanks for 17 days. 80% of malolactic fermentation takes place in large Austrian oak barrels and the remaining 20% in used tonneaux and barriques.
Ageing: 12 months in Austrian oak, with subsequent bottling in November
Ageing potential: 15 years and more
Production: 4,500 bottles
Format: 0.75 L
Serving temperature: 18°C
Sensory profile: full, elegant flavour, with soft, enveloping tannins. Aromatic bouquet with hints of rose, red berries and spices.