Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC Vintage 2018

Wine

The Nebbiolo vines that cover the Roero hills are the symbol of the tradition, culture, pride and glory of the Roero winegrowers.

Nebbiolo wine goes back far into history, and has been described by Roman authors and in medieval writings.

The etymological origins are uncertain: some believe the name comes from the fact that harvesting is very late in the season when the first mists mask the vines, others think it is for the fine grey-blue colour that coats the grapes- recalling the colour of mist.

This is a grape that blooms early and ripens late, permitting the vine to accumulate large amounts of organic substances excellent for the fruit, thus providing a very complete composition which is expressed in the rich opulence and complexity of the wine.

Nebbiolo is the maximum expression of local winegrowing excellence, and has always been destined for bottling.

On the steep sunny slopes of the Roero hillsides, Nebbiolo grapes absorb those characteristics of refined elegance that make Nebbiolo inimitable and unique, placing it among the aristocracy of the great Italian wines.

Tasting Notes

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo grapes

Colour: part deep, part subdued colours that change from brilliant ruby red to deep carnet when it has aged

Scent in perfume: ethereal and intense with hints of violet, raspberries and blackberries, tinged with elegant touches of spice

Flavour: composite and intense, fragrant and delicate; pleasant fruity nuances like cherry, raspberry and wild strawberries with the underlying spiciness of liquorice

Best served at: 16-18 °C – 60-65 °F

Food matches: red meats and hard cheeses

Vinification: alcoholic fermentation in steel

Fining: malolactic fermentation and refining in 25 hl Slavonia oak casks

Aging: 8 months in bottle

Size / Format: 0,75 and 1,5 l

Ageing potential: up to 5 years after the harvest

Reviews

I Vini di Veronelli 2020 2 stelle

Guide I Vini di Veronelli

Score 2 stelle

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2016

Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2016

I Demarie coltivano le proprie uve sui soleggiati pendii del Roero attraverso metodi compatibili con la salvaguardia dell’ambiente. I vigneti si trovano nei comuni di Vezza, Castagnito, Castellinaldo e Guarene, impiantati prevalentemente con Nebbiolo, Barbera ed Arneis.

La nuova cantina, inaugurata nel 2013, è stata costruita seguendo i più moderni criteri di ecocompatibilità.

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Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2018 90/100

Guide Annuario dei migliori vini italiani

Score 90/100

Publish Year 2018

Vintage 2015

Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2015

Gran vino è il Nebbiolo d’Alba Doc 2015, anche qui è viola il frutto del fiore al profumo.

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The WineHunter 2017 Bollino rosso - 88,00-89,99/100

Guide The WineHunter

Score Bollino rosso - 88,00-89,99/100

Publish Year 2017

We are proud to communicate that our wine has been awarded at International Competition The WineHunter Award:

Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2015

A good result that reward our work!

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Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2017 87/100

Guide Annuario dei migliori vini italiani

Score 87/100

Publish Year 2017

Vintage 2014

Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2014

Ovunque gran polpa nelle proposte di Demarie, e un gusto sempre più armoniosamente avvolgente, una limpidezza enologica esecutiva vieppiù suadente.

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I Vini di Veronelli 2016 2 stelle

Guide I Vini di Veronelli

Score 2 stelle

Publish Year 2016

Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2013

I Demarie coltivano le proprie uve sui soleggiati pendii del Roero attraverso metodi compatibili con la salvaguardia dell’ambiente naturale. I Vigneti si trovano nei comuni di Vezza, Castagnito, Castellinaldo e Guarene, impiantati prevalentemente con Nebbiolo, Barbera ed Arneis.

Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2016 86/100

Guide Annuario dei migliori vini italiani

Score 86/100

Publish Year 2016

Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2013

Bicchiere dalla virtuosa enologia esecutiva, limpido si rivela Demarie.

La suadenza polposa di pera del Roero Arneis Docg 2014, la cremosa spuma della dolcissima uva del Moscato d’Asti 2014, la visciola di ottima suadenza e di vivida intensità d’aroma.

Di gran potenza balsamica il Barbaresco 2011, ben tondo al gusto, il migliore ci dona un gran varietale.

Il Roero Riserva Docg 2011, di pastosa fittezza, di morbidezza sontuosa e d’ancor vivida, mentosa fragranza d’aroma. Complimenti.

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Vine

Nebbiolo is the oldest indigenous red-grape vine of Piedmont and one of the noblest and most prestigious in Italy.

Its name derives from ‘nebbia’, the Italian word for mist or fog: some say this is owing to the ‘misty’ look of its grapes, with their velvety covering, and others that it is because the late-ripening grape is often harvested during early autumn fogs.

Known also as ‘Queen of red grapes’ it is a finicky vine, requiring elaborate care and attention in order to thrive.

It is precisely for this reason that it has known both heydays and moments of utter abandon in the past, although local producers have remained faithful to it through thick and thin, continuing to make the great wines it is capable of producing.

Nebbiolo is a demanding vine, needing exactly the right soil type, a south-facing hillside, pruning and training.

calcareous tufa-based soil is ideal for this vine that buds early – towards the middle of April – and ripens later than most other varieties, around the middle of October.

It suffers sudden changes in temperature but oscillations between day and night temperatures are an advantage during the grape ripening phase.

For a correct formation of tannins in the grape skins, south or south-west facing hillsides are required, where spring frosts rarely occur.

The Nebbiolo vine produces strong powerful wines, rich in alcohol, that express their characteristics after a period of ageing.

From the cultivation of Nebbiolo, Piedmont produces some of its greatest red wines, the pride of the Region.

Vineyard & Vintage Features

Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2018

Vineyard

Production area: Comuni del Roero

Farming: traditional – guyot

Kg of grapes per hectare: no more than 90 quintals/hectar

Max wine liters per hectare: around 6.000 liters

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol vol. (%): 14,00%

Sugar rate: < 4,00 g/l

Total SO2: 98 mg/l

Total acidity: 5,40 g/l