Nebbiolo dAlba DOC - Cascine Drago
IN THE VINEYARD: Variety : 100% Nebbiolo
Exposure : westerly and easterly
Altitude : between 330 and 370 meters above sea level
Vines planted : 1967, 1989 and 1999 ; Vines per hectare : approximately 4/5,000
Wine yield per hectare : about 5,000 liters ; Harvest time : October 1st-10th
CELLAR: Hand-picked, the grapes are immediately destalked and soft-crushed;
maceration on the skins ensues for 10/12 days, at a maximum temperature of
28/30° C., followed by malolactic fermentation, which is completed before winter.
Elevage in Slavonian oak casks lasts about 12 months.
Alcohol : 13-14 % by vol. ; Total acidity : 5-5.5 grams per liter of tartaric acid
Dry extract : 24-26 grams per liter
Ruby-red wine. A complex nose with notes of plum, red berry, dried
rose and violet. Its flavour is forthright, lip-smacking, with
prominent, well-embedded tannins. Good length and persistence of
flavour with fruity and spicy finish. A few years in the bottle will
provide this wine with outstanding complexity.
A wine of character for the whole meal, it is most at home with pasta
dishes dressed with meat sauces and with meat-based main dishes.
Serving temperature: 15-17°C – serve in a fairly capacious glass to
bring out its full volume.
AWARDS vintage 2011: WINE & SPIRITS 2013 = 90Region Piemonte
Grapes Used: Nebbiolo 100%