Langhe Rosso Ultimi Grappoli DOC
Grape varietals: Barbera and Nebbiolo
Vineyard of origin: La Morra
Ceppi/hectare: 5000 circa
Planting layout: 2.30 x 0.90 m
Altitude: 250 metres a.s.l.
Vine training technique: guyot
Age of vines: 10-40 years
Yield per hectare: 50 quintals of grapes/ha
Soil: limestone – blue marlstone
Vinification: traditional in temperature controlled tanks
Ageing: 18 months in barriques
Further ageing: 12 months in the bottle
Sensory characteristics: Bright and deep ruby red colour with purple notes. Rich bouquet of plum and wild berries, ripe and pulpy cherry. Remarkably fruity palate with delicate tannins, full-bodied with a lovely finish. Pairs nicely with pasta dishes, red meat, medium-aged and aged cheese.
The name “Ultimi Grappoli” (english: last clusters) has been chosen for this wine because to produce it we use the overripe Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes, that we deliberately leave on the vines for a few extra days at the end of the harvest. The are actually the LAST CLUSTERS to be harvested in the fall.