Nebbiolo Reserve2017

35.00

Nebbiolo Reserve

The pre-eminent wine of Italy, and possibly of all red wine, Nebbiolo has distinguished itself as one of our leading varietals since our first vintage, 1998. Our style is inspired by Barbaresco in cultivation and aging, and the wine unfolds in bottle at the stately pace for which it is so greatly appreciated by connoisseurs, for the most savory pairings of meats and game.

 

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Year

2017

Cellar Life

15yrs

We were fortunate to enjoy an excellent to outstanding growing season in 2017. This 20th consecutive harvest under viticulturist Fernando Franco rewarded us with a beautiful crop. The season started with an early bud-break followed by ideal gentle Spring rains, which supported good bloom for the clusters. The early Summer was warm, never becoming hot, and the grapes ripened with good speed. We started harvesting in perfect conditions with Moscato on August 8th, and finished on October 8th with this Cabernet Sauvignon. All varietals showed great character, making this harvest reminiscent in style of 2007 and 2014, and among the best we have experienced.

Fermentation 7-9 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 10-15 days
Composition 100% Nebbiolo
Aging 12 months, French oak barriques, new 30%, used 70%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.1%
Total Acidity, 0.56%

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