The Nebbiolo grape variety is autochthonous in the Piedmont and creates expressive wines with rich tannins. It is one of the slowest maturing wines of all but also one of those that retain their quality the longest. The name comes from “nebbia”, mist, which refers to the white coating on the berries that forms when the grapes are fully ripe.
Appellation: Langhe DOC
Vineyard: vineyards around Cisterna d’Asti
Vineyard training system: Guyot
Vineyard soil: sandstone, sedimentary rock, limestone
Vinification: maturation in barrique for 12 months, in stainless steel for 6 months
Food Pairings: beef, game, pasta, truffle
Characteristics: ruby red colour, intense and spicy notes of berries, dense, fullbodied at the palate, pleasantly juicy tannins, long-lasting finish