Designation of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin
Nebbiolo d’Alba Valmaggiore has a light ruby-red colour and a highly refined bouquet with hints of rose, spices and woodland fruits while in the mouth it reveals a full and delicate flavour. It is smooth, full-bodied and mineral with an elegant, persistant finish; highly drinkable.
LOCATION Valmaggiore in Vezza d’Alba (180-240 m a.s.l)
Soil: Sandy and loamy.
South-west facing with Guyot training (6-8 buds per vine-stock)
Buds / Ha: 8000 : Dense training of vines with 80 cm between plants and 1.40 m between rows.
Quantity of Grapes / Ha: 5-6000 kg/ Ha.
Yield per Ha : 4-5 T/ Ha that is 30 - 40 Hl/Ha
Period of Training: 1970-1990
The vineyards of this famous cru del Roero are not very productive and are situated on very sandy and rugged hills which means that all work in the vineyard must be carried out by hand, without the aid of tractors or other machinery. This requires laborious work driven by a pure passion to create a wine with great character.
Gentle pressing then maceration with the skins for around 6-8 days at a maximum temperature of 28°C. At the drawing-off, the wine is decanted into oak casks where it matures until it is bottled the following autumn.
Alcohol content: 13.5 - 14% vol.
Dry extract: 27-29 g/l.