Winemaker: Paolo & Aldo Demarie
Winemaking: Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel and concrete vats.
Appellation: Langhe DOC
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Production: 850 cases
A deliciously enjoyable lighter variation of Nebbiolo -- thanks to character of the Langhe's exclusive terroir. This is a lighter, more feminine expression of Nebbiolo. With no oak aging, a rarity among Nebbiolo producers, the wine is medium-bodied and delicate -- but still allows the natural robustness of the fruit to shine through. This is the true essence of Nebbiolo -- with hints of violet and rose petal.
This wine and a Porterhouse steak for two lays the foundation for a memorable evening of fine dining. Keep the steak rare and tender! Otherwise, pair with veal in rich, flavorful pan sauce, braised lamb shank and aged cow's milk cheeses or Gorgonzola.
The Nebbiolo vines that cover the Langhe and Roero hills symbolize the hard work and tradition of the land. It is a grape that has long mesmerized its allies -- with references appearing in works by Roman and Medieval authors.
The grape blooms early and ripens late, allowing the vine to accumulate large amounts of organic substances that contribute to the grape’s opulence and complexity. Harvest occurs in late fall, signaled by seasonal fog -- nebbia -- that gives the grape its name. It has rightfully earned its place among the Italian aristocracy of grapes varietals.