CAMPAGNA FINANZIATA AI SENSI DEL REGOLAMENTO CE N. 1308/13
CAMPAIGN FINANCED ACCORDING TO (EC) REG. N. 1308/13
The Langhe DOC Nicülin is the blend of Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and Merlot grapes. It is a young red wine with a fruity and outstandingly complex bouquet and good structure. Perfect to be matched with red meat and cheese.
VINEYARDPosition: Barbaresco and Treiso municipalities;
Grape varietal: Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and Merlot;
Altitude: 250-300 m above the sea level;
Exposure: east, west;
Geological origin: Lequio formation – alternation of sandstones (more and less cemented), sands, compact marls- and S.Agata fossil marls – grey-blue marls (more and less sandy) with local sandy-conglomerated intercalations;
Soil: fine and calcareous Typic Ustorthent, coming from the hillsides;
Planting density: 4,000-4,500 vine stocks/ha;
Growing method: trellis;
Pruning method: Guyot;
Grape yield: 9,000 Kg/ha;
Wine yield: 6,300 L/ha.
VINIFICATIONThe grapes are vinificated separately.
Fermentation lasts from 4 to 6 days at a temperature of 26-28°C. Afterwards, the wine rests in stainless steel tanks in contact with its lees for at least two months.
Fermentation lasts from 6 to 8 days at a temperature of 27-29°C. Afterwards, the wine rests in stainless steel tanks in contact with its lees for at least two months.
Cryo-maceration precedes alcoholic fermentation. It lasts from 3 to 4 days at a temperature of 13-14°C. Then, the alcoholic fermentation takes place. It lasts from 5 to 7 days at a temperature of 27-29°C. Afterwards, the wine rests in stainless steel tanks in contact with its lees for at least two months.
Then, taking advantage of the wintriness, the wines are left to rest from 3 to 4 months at low temperature in order to facilitate the deposit of the turbidity and the clarification.
Afterwards, blending is carried out according with the features of the wines. The Langhe DOC Nicolini on average is made up of 70% of Dolcetto, 20% of Nebbiolo and 10% of Merlot.
Then, the wine is aged in oak barrels (2,500 – 3,000 l) for two to three months.
Eventually, one year after the harvest, Langhe DOC Nicülin is bottled and, after few months of storage in our cellar, it is ready to be marketed.
ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILEColour: brilliant, ruby red with purple reflexes;
Bouquet: fruity with hints of cherry jam, red berries, black berries and spiced hints, typical of the ageing in wood barrels;
Taste: full, developed tannins, well balanced and with the typical almond ending.
FOOD PAIRINGSIt is perfect to be paired with red meat and medium-aged cheese.
Serving temperature: 18 °C