Bric Merli, Nebbiolo d’Alba

In Malabaila’s Archive, bunch 69, of the year 1583, we read: “Registro dei possessi del Conte Malabaila per la masseria delli Merli: terra con viti al pendente di Vallaretto di giornate cinque e steri due”.

 

 

Technical notes 
DenominationNebbiolo d'Alba DOC
TypologyRed wine
Grape variety100% Nebbiolo
OriginRoero
Vineyard age35 years
ExposureSouth, south-west
Altitudine200-250 m above sea level
Cultivation practices and treatmentsLow environmental impact and integrated farming according to EU guidelines
HarvestManual, into 8 kg boxes
Training systemGuyot Double
Wine making processSoft pressing of chosen whole bunches in temperature-controlled stainless steel
Yield per hectare80 q/ha
Ageing and maturingSteel and subsequent refinement in 25 hl big barrel for 16-18 months
ColorRuby red with coppery notes
BouquetScent of violet, peony, macerated fruit and spices
TasteIn the mouth it emerges a vibrant and savory tannin
Served withIt goes well with second meat, like rabbit with herbs and boiled
Serving temperature16-18°