FEYLES - NEBBIOLO LANGHE DOC 2009
Balanced and tasty with good tannins, with a delicate acid note. Colour is extremely clear, red almost garnet. On the nose, initial floral notes, developing into leather and liquorice. The finesse from the tannins of the Nebbiolo and the structure gives as a result of a surprisingly harmonious wine with intense and persistent aroma and taste.
Traditional extended maceration. Fermentation on wild yeasts lasts up to 30 days, at room temperature in steel vats, with remontage to break up the submerged cap. Aged 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels.
ORIGIN Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
GRAPES 100% Nebbiolo
PAIRING Pasta dishes, add truffle
The winery was founded in 1964 by Maria Feyles and Antonio de Nicola, her son-in-law. They first invested in the purchase of the Montesommo vineyard, a parcel of land in the village of Neive, in the heart of Barbaresco production area.
Other parcels have been progressively acquired in the Langhe hills, and the company now owns more than 7ha of vineyards. They are planted mostly with Nebbiolo grapes, along with Barbera and Dolcetto grapes. Overall, the annual production amounts to roughly 50 000 bottles per year.
The company has consistently shown its dedication to tradition, in the vineyards as well as in the winery. The goal has always been to produce distinctive wines, true expression of the grapes and of the local terroir. To achieve this objective:
- In the vineyards, the rows of vines are tall and well-spaced so that the grapes maximize their sunlight exposure
- In the winery, the maceration lasts long, resulting in higher extraction; ageing is carried out in Slavonian oak barrels of medium capacity, without using any Barriques; the number of operations is kept to a minimum, not to interfere with the natural development of the wine.