Vezza d’Alba Langhe Nebbiolo

I have great respect for adults who go back to school. After five weeks of intense study, occurring even during sleep, I finally have my life back and my free time is just that, free. If I ever begin to talk about taking the WSET Level 3 exam, remind me of how painful Level 2 was.

I won’t know my score for another week but I did take a way a ton of wine knowledge. The focus was on the classic wine regions which inspired me to pick up a few of the wines when I came upon them. I found Vezza d’Alba Langhe Nebbiolo from the rolling hills of the Piedmont area of Italy at a local wine store and it was a delight.

Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2009
Black fruit of raisins, black cherry and vanilla aromas. Flavors of cherry and raspberry with medium to high tannins, full body, dry with long fruity astringent finish.
Located in the heart of the Roero region, the Demarie family has been producing wine for over three generations. The domain covers over 14 hectares of vineyards located in the surrounding regions of Vezza, Castagnito, Castellinaldo and Guarene.
Associated with the Piedmont region, the Nebbiolo grape is an ancient one dating back to Roman authors medieval writings. The grape blooms early and ripens late, allowing the vine to accrue vast amounts of organic substances for the fruit. Planting on the steep slopes of the Roero hillside allows the grape to absorb the warming sunlight.

Alcohol vol. (%): 13,78%
Residual sugar: 1,49 g/l
Total acidity: 5,85 g/l
Vinification: alcoholic fermentation in steel
Fining: malolactic fermentation and 8 months refining in 25 hl Slavonia oak casks
Aging: 8 months in bottle
Ageing potential: up to 5 years after the harvest
SRP – $12.99

Happy Turkey Day All Y’all! I’m sure to have plenty of turkey, sides and of course…wine tomorrow.

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