Ascheri. Langhe Nebbiolo 'San Giacomo'
Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
Always a lovely wine, fine-tuned precise ripe bramble, rose and plum fruit, the tannins are soft, with a mint-chocolate character. It is a wine that is made for early drinking and will develop over 4 to 7 years. 14%
Matteo developed a system where the Dolcetto tanks are not cleaned after fermentation has finished and the same tank is then used for making the Nebbiolo. This gives the bacteria and yeasts a head start and helps massively with malolactic fermentation.
The harvest is in the first two weeks of October and the fruit is mainly from Verduno with some from Serralunga. The fermentation is quite short (9 days) and at the higher end of the temperature spectrum, around 28° this is to open the tannins up a little, making it easier to enjoy the wine young.