Sobrero Langhe Nebbiolo
Commune of origin: Castiglione Falletto
Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Annual production: 2,500 bottles
Vineyard area: 2,000 metres, new 2001 vineyard
Altitude: 340 metres
Soil profile: Clayey
Training method and vine density: Vertical Guyot, at 5,500 vines per hectare
Average age of producing vineyards: 5 years
Yield per hectare: 80 quintals
Fermentation and maturation: 8-to-10-day controlled-temperature (27-28oC) fermentation in steel, followed by drawing-off, racking after 10 days, and malolactic fermentation in steel. Six months maturation in 35-hl oak botti.
Sensory description: Sparkling purplish ruby with garnet highlights. Lively, crisp varietal expression on the nose, with redcurrant and raspberry in the lead, enriched with subtle notes of clove, nutmeg, and black pepper, concluding with nuances of liquorice and tar. A tangy vein of slaty mineral is the final tessera in an aromatic mosaic of great finesse. The palate, rich and heady, offers an ambitious dynamic of succulent, chewy fruit, firm tannins, and bright acidity, concluding with a lengthy, ultra-savoury finish that brings final balance to a delicious Nebbiolo.
Serving suggestions: Meat and light game dishes, such as roasts, stews, grills and barbecues.