LODALI Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC
Bright ruby-red with garnet reflections. Fine and persistent fragrance with delicate floral notes. Full and round on the palate with a lingering, harmonious finish.
Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC
Nebbiolo d'Alba is a DOC (created in 1970) encompassing a large area around the town of Alba in north-west Italy. Nebbiolo is considered the king of Italian red grapes, prolific in the Piedmont region and the backbone of the internationally renowned wines Barolo and Barbaresco. Nebbia means fog in Italian, and the gentle hills around Langhe, including Alba, are often shrouded in mist. Nebbiolo thrives in soils composed of calcareous marls, conditions that hallmark the Langhe hills.
Nebbiolo is one of the world’s most difficult grapes to cultivate. Unlike other renowned varieties it needs specific growing conditions, including hillside vineyards with marked day-night temperature changes that prolong the growing season. It is one of the first varieties to bud and last variety to ripen. To aid in ripening, producers will often plant Nebbiolo in the most favoured sites on south and southwestern facing slopes, which give the grape more access to direct sunlight.
Region: Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC, Italy
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
The grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in the municipality of Pocapaglia, a village in the heart of Roero. Pocapaglia’s soils are dominated by sand with silica and are generally loose and arid with evidence of marine fossils.
Vinification: Soft pressing, maceration at controlled temperature for about 12 days
Aging: 12 months in barrels, 26Hl oak casks, and 3 months in the bottle