Raineri Langhe Nebbiolo Snart

  • Denomination: DOC
  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo 100%
  • Vineyard in: Monforte d’Alba
  • Average production: 8000 bottles; 675 cases
  • Grape yield per hectare: 6,5-7 tons
  • Exposure and altitude: south-west, 1150 feet a.s.l.
  • Type of soil: sand and marls of clay, limestone
  • Age of vineyard and growing system: 35 year old, guyot

Farming

  • Sustainable, with grass kept short, copper and sulfur.
  • Vineyard managed completely by hand: just too steep and dangerous to use any sort of motorized vehicle. At least two green harvests between July and August, followed by manual selection at picking time.
  • Grapes harvested by hand at the beginning of October in 20kg crates.

Vinification & Aging

  • Clusters are crushed and destemmed in the cellar. Fermentation and maceration last about 8-10 days at controlled temperature (28°-29°C; 82°-84°F) in vertical stainless steel vat.
  • About two months of malolactic fermentation followed by eight months aging in stainless steel prior to bottling. No filtration, no fining.

Sensory characteristics

  • Color: pale ruby-red
  • Nose: fresh red skin fruit, cherry, wild rose, spicy
  • Palate: fresh red berries and red apple, deep and lasting, elegant tannins, medium-bodied, balanced
  • Serving temperature: 16°-17°C; 61°-63°F
  • Aging potential: 2-5 years
  • Pairing: any food fish or meat based served with rich sauce, cured meat and cheese
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