Langhe DOC Nebbiolo
Ebbio Grappolo Intero
Hills of Roero and Langhe
Soil with calcareous marl
Exposure and altitude
South-east south-west - 200/300m asl
Guyot 4.200 plants/ha
First ten days of October
Vinification: the whole bunches of grapes ferment in stainless steel tanks, alternating layers of 50% crushed-destemmed must and 50% whole bunches of grapes, as picked from the vine, at a controlled temperature (28° C), for an average of 10-12 days.
Ageing: the wine ages in wood for at least four months and then in the bottle for at least one or two months. The wine peaks immediately and remains constant for at least three to four years after harvest, varying considerably from vintage to vintage.
When young, it features a fragrance which is wonderfully spontaneous and full of surprise. In its bouquet, colour, and generous, velvety body this langhe Nebbiolo brings out all the typical qualities of the magnificent vine it is made from. Later in life its colour becomes garnet-red with delicate orange shades, and its nose deepens, with traces of withered flowers, such as roses and, above-all, geraniums. Its warm, soft, well-bodied flavour is velvety and well-balanced, lingering in the mouth.
Ideal with flavoursome pasta dishes, meats and medium-mature cheeses.