De Forville 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba, San Rocco, DOC

De Forville 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba, San Rocco, DOC

Item Number: 13442

UPC: 0-855152001852

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14

This wine originates from vines located in the of San Rocco vineyard, which is perched on a hilltop in between the Barbaresco and Barolo zones. Effectively, we consider this wine to be the "Barolo" of the De Forville estate as its structure more closely resembles that of Barolo than it does Barbaresco. The tannins are more firm, the fruit darker, and the wine more somber. Handled in a fashion similar to the vinification of the Barbarescos made at the estate, the wine undergoes a longer fermentation and elevage than does the Langhe Nebbiolo and is released later. Fermentation occurs in large oak barrels, and the wine is bottled without filtration. Production for the U.S. market is approximately 3,000 bottles per year.