Eugenio Bocchino Langhe Nebbiolo “Roccabella” 2017

 

Appellation: Langhe D.O.C.

Tasting Notes: Classic floral notes on the nose and a silky, exquisite palate that is characteristic of Bocchino’s style: no new oak!

Food Pairing: Roasted root vegetables, pasta with meat based sauces, soft, ripe cheeses.

Vineyard: This tiny production Nebbiolo hails from Eugenio and Cinzia’s Roccabella vineyard (1.5 ha) which is located a stone’s throw from La Morra, specifically in Roddi D’Alba. The vineyard has a South/South East exposure and it’s located at 820 ft. above sea level. The soils are clay and limestone and the vines are grown organically and biodynamically.

Vinification: Vinified in stainless steel through spontaneous fermentation with no temperature control and macerated for about 60 days with a submerged cap technique. Roccabella undergoes an élevage in large durmast barrels of 25 and 32 HL for 12-14 months and 2-3 months in cement and bottle. The wine is unrefined, unfiltered and has a very low sulfite count.

ABV: 14.5% by Vol.      Serving Temperature: 56-59 F°         

Unfined + Unfiltered

Total Sulphites: 35 mg/L