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Langhe Nebbiolo


Winemaker: Aldo and Paolo Demarie - Consulting Oenologist: Franco Onesto

Alcohol: 13.5% alcohol by volume

Appellation: Langhe DOC

Grape Varieties: 100% Nebbiolo

Exposure: South & Southeast

Altitude: 200 meters to 400 meters above sea level

Soil: Sandy, rich in sea fossil residue

Summary: At Vezza d’Alba, in the heart of the Roero region, over three generations of the Demarie Giovanni family have been running their domain with expertise, hard work and a truly passionate love for wine-growing. The domain covers over 14 hectares of vineyards that are located in the surrounding boroughs of Vezza, Castagnito, Castellinaldo and Guarene. The Nebbiolo grapevines, from the Langhe valley, are a symbol of pride for the Langhe winegrowers. This ancient grape flourishes in the area and makes wine of great distinction.

Vinification: Traditional vinification occurs in steel vats with a controlled temperature fermentation. 

Aromas & Flavors: Delicate, but intense on the nose, this wine opens up slowly to release delightful impressions of wild violet and ripe morello cherry. Mellow tones of cherry, raspberry, and wild strawberry jam on the palate, with a bit of star anise on the finish.

Varietal Notes:

Nebbiolo is a red Italian wine grape variety predominately associated with the Piedmont region where it makes the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wines of Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara and Ghemme. Nebbiolo is thought to derive its name from the Piedmontese word nebbia which means "fog." During harvest, which generally takes place late in October, a deep, intense fog sets into the Langhe region where many Nebbiolo vineyards are located. Nebbiolo produces lightly colored red wines that can be highly tannic in youth with scents of tar and roses. As they age, the wines take on a characteristic brick-orange hue at the rim of the glass and mature to reveal other aromas and flavors such as violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, tobacco, and prunes. Nebbiolo wines can require years of aging to balance the tannins with other characteristics.

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