The oldest evidence relating to Nebbiolo grapes in the Alba area dates back to 1292. In a lease contract for a land located in the territory of Alba, “in the locality between the two bridges”, among the obligations for the tenant was also that of planting “filagnos de vitibus neblorii” (rows of Nebbiolo vines). The name of our Niblò comes from the ancient name of the king of vines.
The selection carried out during the grape harvest in Nebbiolo vineyards produces this Langhe Nebbiolo. A young wine featuring all the variety’s aristocratic characteristics, but in a slightly detached style that makes it decidedly fragrant and tasty: an attractive, deep ruby-red colour; a powerful, fragrant nose hinting at raspberries, wild strawberries, jam and geraniums, becoming more rounded over time, as spicy and ethereal overtones are added.
Despite taking the place set aside for younger wines at the table, it is unquestionably a thoroughbred, pairing equally well with meat and vegetable starters, cured meats, and fondue, through to strongly flavoured pasta, chicken dishes especially roasts and casseroles, and medium mature cheeses.
VINEYARD: Produced from the grapes of several vineyards placed on the hills in Alba.
SOIL: Marly, clay-limestone
GRAPE: 100% Nebbiolo.
AVERAGE DENSITY: 4500 vines/hectare.
TRAINING: Guyot with arched canes.
HARVEST: In the first half of October.
VINIFICATION: Crushing of the grapes, destemming, controlled temperature fermentation in concrete and steel tanks, maceration of 8-10 days.
AGEING: at least 6 months in stainless steel tanks and 3-4 months in lied down bottles in underground cellar