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Nebbiolo d’Alba joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification DOC (denomination of controlled origin) that was released September 9, 1970.
Being a DOC certification requires that the entire production process must be carried out in the region of Piedmont.
The designation of origin Nebbiolo d’Alba is reserved for wines with the types or mentions, Nebbiolo d’Alba, Nebbiolo d’Alba Superior, Nebbiolo d’Alba Spumante, Nebbiolo d’Alba Spumante Rosé.
The production area of ​​the grapes used in the production of Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC includes some municipalities in the Province of Cuneo.
The wines with denomination of origin Nebbiolo d’Alba when released for consumption, must meet the following characteristics:
Nebbiolo d’Alba
– Color: ruby ​​red tending to garnet;
– Odor: fruity and characteristic;
– Taste: dry, velvety and harmonious;
– Minimum alcohol content: 12% vol., With mention “vineyard” 12,50%.
Nebbiolo d’Alba Superior
– Color: ruby ​​red tending to garnet;
– Odor: fruity and characteristic with any hint of wood;
– Taste: dry, velvety and harmonious;
– Minimum alcohol content: 12,50% vol., With mention “vineyard” 13% vol.
Nebbiolo d’Alba Spumante
– Foam: fine and persistent;
– Clarity: bright;
– Color: ruby ​​red with garnet possibly more or less intense;
– Smell: clean, fruity and complex with notes reminiscent of yeast and bread crust;
– Taste: dry, semi-sweet or sweet, fruity and well structured;
– Minimum alcohol content: 11,50% vol., With mention “vineyard” 12% vol.
Nebbiolo d’Alba Spumante Rosé
– Foam: fine and persistent;
– Clarity: bright;
– Color: pink more or less intense;
– Smell: clean, fruity and complex with notes reminiscent of yeast and bread crust;
– Taste: dry, semi-sweet or sweet, fruity and well structured;
– Minimum alcohol content: 11,50% vol., With mention “vineyard” 12% vol.
Grapes:
– 100% Nebbiolo
Serving suggestions: Excellent with appetizers of vegetables and meats, risotto, ravioli, veal and beef. As for sparkling wines, the bubble is the wine festival by definition. The flavor and the softness of this wine makes it perfect for an aperitif or with fish dishes.

NEBBIOLO D'ALBA DOC FOTO

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