The Nebbiolo for Il Principe come from vineyards in Barbaresco and Vezza d’Alba in the hillsides of the Roero area. The soil of Barbaresco is bluish-grey calcareous-clay marl that is poor in organic substances but rich in manganese and potassium. The Roero vineyards have loose sandy soil. Following fermentation, the Nebbiolo is left to refine in large vats for a year. Il Principe showcases typical varietal flavors and characteristics, as well as the influence of the Roero terroir. This classic and pleasant Nebbiolo has excellent character and is suited to medium aging.

Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage began with rain and snow that piled up to 24 inches among the vineyards. March was dry with temperatures above average that prompted an early start of vegetation. Spring brought previous rainfall and below average temperatures that lasted until the end of May slowed the development of the vines. June was the beginning of a long, hot, and dry summer that lasted until a mild September. Harvest was at the usual time, yielding healthy and perfectly ripe grapes characterized by outstanding balance.
Tasting Note
A brilliant garnet red, this wine has notes of violet, red fruits, plums, and fine spices. It is intense yet harmonious with good structure and complexity. The tannins are fine, and the finish is round and long.
Food Pairing
Pasta with ragu, turkey, medium aged cheeses
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
APPELLATION: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
PH: 3.57
ACIDITY: 5.85 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: Minimum of 12 months in steel, wood and bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • A characteristic expression of the Nebbiolo grape variety
  • 100% Nebbiolo from vineyards in Barbaresco and Roero
  • Hand harvested, with summer thinning of excess bunches for increased concentration

About the Grape

Young Nebbiolo can be tough, acidic and tannic; but mature, its blackberry and wild cherry flavors and aromas develop complex and sublime violet, rose petal, truffle and tar notes.
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