Vintage 2017

Langhe Nebbiolo DOC

Tasting Notes

Langhe Nebbiolo is a wine made with the same grapes used to obtain Barolo and the vineyard is also the same.

However, it goes through a different wine-making process.

It is certainly a lighter wine than Barolo but just as delicate, elegant and suitable for aging.

Aging comes in tonneaux (500 liters) for about 2/3 months, followed by bottling and a wait of at least 6 months in tilted bottles.

Colour: red, not so intense.

Fragrance: delicate and fruity.

Taste: dry although dense, recalling fruits such as raspberries. Aging it becomes velvety and soft.

Temperature: 18 – 19°C.

Gastronomic combinings: fondues, risottos and meat dishes.

Basic Information

Product name: Nebbiolo Langhe DOC
Cépage: Nebbiolo
Appellation: Nebbiolo Langhe
Classification: DOC
Color: red
Type: still
Country/Region: Piedmont – Italy
Vintage: 2017
Alcool percentage: 14.50%
Sugar rate: 0.4 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 5,500

Winemaking

Method: work in the Nebbiolo vineyards starts in the winter with the pruning of the vines and goes on with allegation, cleaning and cutting of the branches and ending with harvesting during the month of October.
The wine-making goes through a light pressing and separating; fermentation at a maximum temperature of 26-30°C. for 10-12 days and 2-3 remountings a day to leach the dregs. Nebbiolo is a wine obtained with a lightly extracted fermentation. Ageing comes about tonneaux (500 liters) for about 2/3 months, followed by bottling and a wait of at least 6 months in tilted bottles.
Temperature: 25-28°
Lenght: 10 days
Malolactic: yes
Aging: in tonneaux of 500 l
Wood type: French oak
Barrels type: Tonneaux
Aging time in wood: 2/3 months
Minimum aging in bottle: 6 months

Vineyard

% of Grape/Cépage: Nebbiolo 100%
Soil: clay
Exposure: southwest
Agricultural method: sustainable agriculture without chemical products – mechanical weeding
Year of plantation: 1980
Date of harvest: October
Type of harvest: by hand

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract [g/l]: 26.2
Total acidity [g/l of tartaric acid equivalent]: 4.76
Volatile acidity [g/l acetic acid equivalent]: 0.62
Total SO2[mg/l]: 40
Free SO2[mg/l]: 

Packaging

Number of bottles per box: 6/12
Box size: 33x24x31.5 cm

Bottle

Empty bottle weight: 450 g
Date of bottling: 13 August 2018
Aging potential: 10 years
Cork size: 24×46 mm
Cork material: natural cork
Bottle type: Bordolese

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