Cantine del Castello di Santa Vittoria Cantine del Castello di Santa Vittoria
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Variety: Nebbiolo
Classification: Nebbiolo d'Alba D.O.C.
Alcoholic content: 13.5 % vol
Grape yield per hectare: 70 quintals/ha
Vineyard location: southern/southwestern exposure hill
Origin: Santa Vittoria d'Alba, Roero area
Farming system: espalier with guyot pruning
Harvest period: mid October
Typology of soil: sandy at medium and high hil
Harvest method: hand harvested in 25 kg baskets
Vinification and refinement: vinification is carried out in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature (28-30°c). Extended maceration of 15-18 days in order to obtain greater longevity. Subsequently, refinement is carried out in stainless steel tanks with constant and skilful use of oxygen
Refinement in the bottle: 6 - 8 months
Release: two years after harvest, in March
Longevity: 7 - 8 years
Recommended storage method: bottle should be laid down, in a dark, dry and fresh cellar

Organoleptic characteristics

Colour: fairly intense and bright ruby red that develops orange reflections through refinement in the bottle
Bouquet: characteristic fragrance, gently spiced and delicate with hints of violet, becomes stronger through refinement, yet maintaining its great finesse
Scents: blackberry, small and sweet red fruits, red rose, light tobacco
Mouth feel: Dry and warm, with a fairly strong tannin, smooth and rich in extract, enveloping with a present but softened tannin. Highly persistent both in the mouth and in the nose.
Recommended serving temperature: 16° - 18° C
Food matches: main courses with ragù and game sauces, juicy and spicy red meat, game, braised meat and stews.
Finish: warm and enveloping

Winemaker: Nicola Fogliati
Nicola Fogliati
Cantine del Castello di Santa Vittoria
Via dello Spumante, 1
12069 Santa Vittoria d’Alba (Cn) Italy
Tel. +39.0172.479300 | Fax +39.0172.475935
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