A row of Nebbiolo vines
Vine varieties: 100% Nebbiolo
Producer: Azienda Agricola Stra
Vineyards: Novello, Foglio I Particella 573
Alcohol content: 14,5 % vol.
Extremely elegant and drinkable, it is pale ruby red when young but becomes pomegranate-red with ageing. The nose shows fruity aromas, raspberry and wild straberry and, if aged in wood, scents of vanilla and cinnamon. Dry in mouth, it is firmly structured and well suited for medium ageing.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18 °C
SOME FOOD PAIRINGS: traditional local dishes like finanziera, fritto misto alla piemontese, fondue.
This is the noblest grape in Piedmont and the land where it grows best is the very Langhe and Roero area. Its name is likely to derive from the Italian word for fog – whether this has to do with the grapes forming that foggy veil on their skins that is bloom or rather with the fact that is ripes later in autumn, when the hills are covered with fog.
The Langhe Nebbiolo Doc is grown in a total of 25 municipalities both on the right and left sides of river Tanaro. It is the most direct offspring of varietal Nebbiolo grapes, outside the production regulations that result in its “major” neighbour wines Barolo and Barbaresco.
Making the most of the expertise of their ancestors, Paolo and his father Roberto carry on all vineyard work passionately. Their farm is located in the Ciocchini area in the municipality of Novello.
The soil is mainly composed of clay here, facing to south-west, and allow for producing about 25,000 to 28,000 bottles a year.
Azienda Agricola Stra produces nine wines, amongst the most respected in the Langhe. The famous Barolo, the rare Nas-cetta del Comune di Novello, but also Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba and Nebbiolo Rosé. Stra also produces Brajas, a unique blend which is eagerly awaited every year by connoisseurs.
Both the winemaking activity and family life happens in the typical farmhouse where generations of Stras were born. It features some guestrooms too, and vegetables grown by the family within their garden are at disposal for the guests to pick freely.
YOU WILL GET, INCLUDED IN KIT:
- 8 bottles of Langhe Nebbiolo DOC made from the grapes of the vineyard you adopted
- The bottles will be made ready depending on each production regulation and the agenda of the producer. Usually Nebbiolo is made available by the producer on the second year after grape harvest, in June. In the event that you prefer not to wait for your wine to be ready, you may as well get the same bottled share of the same product, but from previous vintages (provided there is availability on the premises). Shipping is not provided.
- You will be kept updated about the work done in the vineyard where your row is located, that you can visit when you come to collect your bottles. The cost relative to transport, accommodation, meals, etc are not included. Thus, you will have the chance to come and visit the Langhe and discover one of the most stunning spots in the world.
By adopting a row of Nebbiolo vines you will be sent home:
- the official adoption certificate, certified by Made In Langhe & Roero, where you will be decorated “honorary wine-maker” for the running year
- a jar containing some “Langhe ground”, as a symbol for the bond you made with this land
- an informative card about the producer and the wine you chose
- a Langhe map, showing where the excellence you adopted is located
- custom labels with the name of the adopter, that you can apply on the products
- a rooted Nebbiolo cutting, which you may either pot or plant out into your garden
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