(d.o.c. D.P.R. 28/05/1970)
In an extended area outside the zone of production of Barolo and Barbaresco, in the hills of the Langhe and Roero regions on the right and left of the Tanaro river, Nebbiolo vine gives origin to Nebbiolo d’Alba after one year’s ageing.
The relative wine regulations impose that Nebbiolo d’Alba offers the following characteristics when released for marketing:
Fairly intense ruby red with garnet reflections after ageing.
Characterisctic, soft and delicate with reminiscents of violets that enhances and perfections with ageing.
Dry with good body, rightly tannic when young, velvety, harmonious.
Minimum total alcohol content by volume: 12%
Minimum total acidity: 5‰
Sugar-free extract: 20 g/litre.
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.