This particular Nebbiolo has been vinified with shorter maceration (skin contact) time and harvested with less sugar and a bit higher acidity, in order to look for more fresh fruits and aromas with lower alcohol percentage. The purpose of this wine is to drink young and fresh.

The “Langhe” is a denomination DOC that was introduced to allow the winemaker to make a selection of grapes between that of Barolo and Nebbiolo. The grapes can come from DOCG denomination area like Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero and were a way to almost have a declassified Barolo as you hear Andrea say, their grapes for this wine are from the positions that are not as sunny as for the Barolo. The grapes can even be located in the best DOCG denomination vineyards but may still be too young to make an outstanding Barolo, Barbaresco or Roero. Normally producers consider Nebbiolo vines ready for Barolo after 15/20 years, when the grapes will have all the qualities and complexities to be called Barolo.

*The Map shows the different denominations and subregions within the larger Langhe area.