CODE: 5810

Nebbiolo d’Alba Doc “Meo”

Region

Monteu Roero, Roero (Piemonte)

Grape variety

Nebbiolo

Uomo

Antonio Viglione

Winery
Grape Variety
Usually cultivated in an area of ​​Piedmont and in some places at the foot of the Alps. Nebbiolo wines always have a ruby ​​color with garnet reflections, which turn into more orange tones after aging. These wines show fresh fruity notes in their youth; while over the years they often develope elegant notes of dried flowers, sometimes undergrowth. It can develop spicy, tobacco and goudron tertiary hints. Wines of constant good structure, whose tannins generally take many years to soften.
Terroir
Roero is a small wine region in Piemonte on the right shore of the Tanaro river. The soils are mainly made up of sandstones (sedimentary rocks of marine origin), often mixed with limestone or sand; they are very rich in mineral salts. The climate is particularly dry, with little rainfall which is not retained by sandy soils. During the maturation period there are always favourable temperature ranges. In some areas the vineyards have slopes so strong that people talk about of “heroic” viticulture.
Uomo
Antonio (everyone calls him Tonino) was among the first to understand the potential of this territory, founding almost 50 years ago the primitive association of winemakers, which would later give birth to the Roero Arneis Docg wine. For Nebbiolo d’Alba Doc, Tonino collects the grapes from the highest parts of the most suitable vineyards, exposed to the South-West and with sand veins; this is to have the widest and most varied aromatic components.
Vinification and finishing
Vinification “in red” with maceration for 8-10 days. Aging for some months in large 40 hectolitre barrels. Further 6 months of bottle aging.
Tasting notes
Garnet-colored wine with ruby reflections in the first 2-3 years. Large fruity bouquet: from wild strawberries to cherries, to the scent of jam. A slight hint of spicy notes. Wine that balances freshness (due to acidity) with a warm and enveloping sensation. Long and persistent in the mouth, with evident but soft tannins.
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