Nebbiolo is one of Italy’s best-known and best grape varieties; in this part of Piedmont, it is known as Spanna. Although the local wines had a great reputation until the late nineteenth century, they were later overtaken by those from further south in the region. In recent years, though, passionate local producers have raised the standard of the area again and it is enjoying renewed interest from buyers of quality wines.
This wine is part of that rebirth. Vinified to bring out the freshness and fragrance of the grapes, the hedgerow fruit flavours and balanced tannins, it can be drunk young or allowed to evolve with a few years bottle-age.
Area of production: Colline Novaresi, Piedmont
Producer: Vigneti Valle Roncati
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Soil: Glacial and alluvial soils of morainic origin in the Novara hills
Vinification: fermentation at controlled temperature on the skins, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel
Alcohol content: 13,5% abv
Bottle size: 375 ml
Appearance: deep ruby red
Nose: ripe red fruits, violets with spicy notes
Palate: well-balanced, with silky tannins and a long and smooth finish, savoury and very persistent.
Food pairings: Paniscia (typical risotto), steak, cheeses
Service temperature: 16°-18°C
Food pairing: any meat or sauce based dish, strong, mature cheeses such as Parmesan or Pecorino.
Serving temperature: 16 - 18 °C.
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