Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
Langhe Nebbiolo DOC is a red DOC wine, produced in Monforte d’Alba, made of 100% Nebbiolo grapes from our own vineyards.
The vineyard covers a surface of 1.2 hectares, and is about 430 metres above sea level, facing east; the soil is clayey calcareous (Elveziano). The vines are vertically trellised, pruned the ‘Guyot’ way, and the density is of 5000 plants per hectare, planted in 1998 and 2000. The average final production is of about 8000 0.75lt bottles.
Vinification starts after a manual harvest in crates with immediate stalk removal, followed by four pump overs a day for the first week. Maceration lasts eight days.
After the racking, decantering and the malolactic fermentation have occurred, the wine is then left to stand in Slavonian oak barrels for 18 months. Bottling takes place during the spring.
Langhe Nebbiolo DOC is a wine that can be drunk young or left to age for eight to ten years. It should be served at a temperature between sixteen and eighteen degrees and is ideally paired with pasta dishes with rich meaty or vegetarian sauces, meat, cheese and cold meats.