NEBBIOLO D’ALBA DOC Marenco Novello – Langhe Classic Red Wine
The Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC grown in the Barolo areas is the typical wine of the Novello hills, among the most suitable, in the heart of the Langhe, between the municipalities of Barolo, La Morra and Monforte d’Alba. Thanks to the typical soil of the area which has clayey marls rich in limestone, the Nebbiolo vine expresses the power, body and structure typical of the Langa. It differs from the less prestigious Langhe Nebbiolo in these characteristics. The areas are the same where the Nebbiolo for Barolo vine is also grown.
The characteristics of Marenco’s Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC – 100% Nebbiolo:
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo.
CULTIVATION OF THE VINEYARD: Low Guyot system on medium-slope hills with medium-textured clayey-calcareous soil.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 80 quintals.
HARVEST PERIOD: 25 September / 10 October.
VINIFICATION: Soft pressing and destemming. Controlled fermentation at 28/30° C in thermo-conditioned macerators with continuous movement of the crushed grapes for greater color extraction. Duration of fermentation about 8/10 days. Racking off after fermentation.
AGING: First racking after 20 days. Aging in second passage barriques for 10 months. Subsequent storage for 3 months in stainless steel and bottling.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS: Garnet red color of medium intensity, evident hints of spices, coffee and almonds. Warm, full-bodied and balanced flavour, moderately marked and elegant tannins.
GASTRONOMIC COMBINATIONS: It goes well with spicy and fatty meats, medium-aged cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16° – 18° C
TECHNICAL DATA: Eligibility 19990/2014 OF 17/11/2014; Alcohol 13.74% vol.; B.C. Total 6.11 g/l; Total SO2 47 mg/l
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