De Forville 2018 Nebbiolo d'Alba, San Rocco, DOC
Item Number: 14542
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Soil Type: Limestone-clay marls
Vineyard Notes: 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. Fruit is harvested by hand, usually in early October.
Winemaking Notes: Handled in a fashion similar to the vinification of the Barbarescos made at the estate, this 100% Nebbiolo undergoes a longer fermentation and elevage than does the Langhe Nebbiolo and is released later. Fermentation occurs spontaneously in stainless steel tanks and the wine is aged for 12-18 months in 50-hl neutral Slavonian oak botti.
Tasting Notes: The winery considers 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.