Alasia Langhe Nebbiolo is produced from Nebbiolo grapes cultivated in the Langhe hills around the town of Alba in the Piemonte region. The vineyards have a south westerly aspect and are situated at altitudes between 200 and 300m above sea level. The vines have an average age of 30 years. Planting density is 4,000 to 4,500 vines per hectare and the soil is limestone-clay. Piemonte low Guyot trellis system is used. Grapes are typically hand harvested in early October. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 25 - 30 C; pressed when dry and transferred to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked to a mixture of French oak barrels (40%) and large traditional Piedmont oak vats for 12 months maturation. Finally these two components are blended and bottled.
Attractively aromatic with hints of dried red fruits and tobacco. The palate offers ripe cherry and berry fruits up front, yet finishes with a lightly toasty, savoury complexity with finely-grained tannins.
Rich meat stew; pasta with fresh pesto, aubergine and smoked bacon.