(d.o.c. D.M. 22/11/1994)
The wine regulations register imposes that Langhe Nebbiolo presents the following characteristics when it is put on the market:
Ruby red with orange reflections at times.
Characteristic, soft and delicate.
Dry or slightly sweet with good body, velvety and lively.
Minimum total alcohol content by volume: 11,5%;
Minimum total acidity: 5‰;
Sugar-free extracts: 20 g/litre.
85% Nebbiolo. 15% other grape varieties, with similar-color non-aromatic berries, suitable for cultivation in the Piedmont region
Piedmont’s noblest red grape needs to grow in a carefully chosen environment and growing conditions. It sprouts early and the fruit generally ripens in mid October. The bunch is medium to large, a winged pyramid shape with medium to small grapes having a consistent blue-black skin with violet nuances. This is the vine that produces Barolo and Barbaresco, Nebbiolo d’Alba... you can read more about Nebbiolo here.