Nebbiolo d’Alba
Il Pilone

VarietyNebbiolo 100%
Location of vineyardsCanale d’Alba
Soilloose sandy soil
Harvestearly october
Winemakingamphora
Format75 cl. / 1,5L Magnum scatola "Anfora"
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wine specificationsVinification

We have the goal to reach the harvest with the highest possible grape quality. To achieve this, we perform two thinnings (at the beginning and end of August), eliminating part of the tips and the wings of the bunches, guaranteeing an average production of 1.80 / 2.00 kg per vine. Due to a high exposure to sunlight, the bunches must be kept shaded by the leaves, on hot days the sunlight would start causing burns and then the desiccation of the grapes.

Maceration takes place in steel fermentation vats, where fermentation temperature can be regulated, lasting about two weeks. Then the wine is kept in large oak barrels (partly new and partly already used), in which the malolactic fermentation takes place, then it is decanted into an amphora where it rests for 12 months.
It is bottled in August and after three months it is brought to the market; 15 months after the harvest.

wine specificationsSensory Profile

The aroma is rich and with disctint notes of violets, raspberries and blackberries; enriched with elegant spicy hints. The flavour is rich and structured, providing a increase of sensations of violet and cocoa that meets powerful and stiff tannins ; prolonging the whole tasting experience with a persistent final.

It pairs well with game roast, braised meats, stews and cheeses.

 

 

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