Nebbiolo d’Alba Superiore
The 2017 vintage was warm and dry. The slight vegetative advance coincided with a particularly intense spring frost that effected many parts of Europe. This was the first cause if quantity decrease. The scarcity of rainfall was the second cause. At a physiological level the plants have exploited the little rain at the beginning of September to the fullest, and therefore on average the grapes are smaller and more concentrated with a perfect even ripening.
Vineyard: San Ponzio
Village: Monticello d’Alba, Roero area
Maceration: 8 days
Ageing: in one single cask of 35 hl
Duration of ageing: 18 months in cask, then in bottle
Alcohol: 14,50 % vol
Total acidity: n.d.
Dry extact: n.d.
San Ponzio shows the beauty of a great year, with dark notes and multilayered complexity.