Nebbiolo Reserve2016

34.99

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

2016

Cellar Life

15yrs

Costly beginnings with a superb climax. A prematurely warm March induced bud break two weeks ahead of average, and then a series of frosty April nights robbed us of 40% of the crop. As the season progressed the vines suffered additional crop losses during a rainy June. Finally, from early August into late September, we enjoyed picking beautifully ripened fruit under clear and sunny skies. The whites showed beautiful aromatics and refreshing acidity, while the reds exhibited great depth of flavor and structure for aging.

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, 0.0%
Total Acidity, 0.62%

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