Nebbiolo d’Alba Superiore
The 2018 winter was long and with a lot of rain. This played an important role in re-esthablishing the water balance after the heat of 2017. Spring had a slow start and only in mid-July the temperature did rise significantly. This allowed for a fast ripening without however anticipating the harvest that enjoyed a very favorable September. Infact the climate of September and early October allowed us to leave the grapes on the plant longer where necessary. 2018 has been defined as a “traditional harvest” with great balance of its components.
Harvest: October – Village: Monticello d’Alba, Roero Area
Vineyard: San Ponzio
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: 6,0 g/l – Dry extact: 31,50 g/l
San Ponzio shows the beauty of a great year, with dark notes and multilayered complexity.