Nebbiolo d’Alba D.O.C. Gerbole

Red wine

VINEYARD

– Geographical position: Alba, Guarene d’Alba (CN).
– Area of vines: Ha 00.56.10
– Period of planting: 1945-2002
– Exposure and altitudeSouth – West, 260 m above sea level.
– Soil composition: Chalky marl of Tortonian origin.
– Training system: Low guyot on hills with good slope.
– Yield per Hectare: 50 Hl/Ha

VINIFICATION

– Alcohol content13,5 -14%
– Total acidity: 5,0 – 5,5 g/l
– Grape variety: Nebbiolo.
– Vinification: 9 days fermentation with application of manual stirring and délastage.
– Refinement: 12 months, where malolactic fermentation takes place. It is then decanted again and left to rest for three months before bottling. There is then three more months of maturation in the bottle.
– Ageing potential: Over 8 years.

THE ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILE

– Colour: Ruby red with violet reflections
– Nose: A complex aroma recalling small fruit, mulberry, rasberry and violet.
– Palate: “Classy, soft and aromatically balmy” by Luca Maroni, Guida dei Vini Italiani (“Italian Wine Guide”)
– Serving temperature: 18 – 20 °C / 64 – 68 °F
– Serving suggestion: With red meat, meat with souce, braised or friend beef and aged cheese.

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