Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC Massucco
The Nebbiolo grapes are cultivaed on both the sides of the valley around the Torno river. From the working of these grapes born the classic Nebbiolo d’Alba of the Massucco winery which is cultivated in Castagnito in the Roero. The vines are exposed at the South and they are at 350 meters above the sea level. The peculiarity of this vines is connected to the soil which is characterized by clay and silt sandy layers capable of keeping water and to gradually release it to the Nebbiolo vines roots. It takes place a cold maceration for 15 up to 20 hours and the following alcoholic fermentation is under temperature control. Finally the wine is put in oak barrels for the aging which lasts 12 months. The following maturation takes place in classical steel tanks. It is very suitable for the aging and it can be drunk after 8 years from the production year.
Characteristics of this wine from Piedmont
The Nebbiolo d’Alba classico has a ruby red color and with the aging it tends to a more garnet red color. The scent is pleasant, fragrant, delicate and very persistent. It is very wide and it reminds the violet. The taste is dry, bodied, velvety and aromatic.
Suggested matches while tasting this red wine
It is perfect with main courses such as risotto, pasta with very flavored and spicy sauces. It is good also with minestrone soup, with egg pasta with sausages sauce or with nuts and mushroom cream. It has to be served at 20°-22°C in a Grand or Medium Ballon.