Wine Details

Malvira Roero Nebbiolo DOCG

This 100% Nebbiolo is an intense wine with serious depth and striking tannins that will mellow with some time in the cellar. Bright berry fruit (strawberries, raspberries, black currants) and spice appear first, followed by more savory hints of iron, leather smoke and tobacco. The Roero is a wine of significant character and complexity that will only continue to impress with age.

Region:

Producer:

Malvira

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

Trinita and Renesio vineyards; Trinita vineyard was acquired by the Damonte family in 1986, it is south to southwest facing and named after the small chapel dedicated to the Holy Trinity, Renesio vineyard has southern exposure

Yield:

50 hl/ha

Aging:

Aging for 20 months in French oak barriques - 50% new and 50% second passage

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

30-40 years

Production:

50,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous clay and sand

Average altitude:

300 m

Vinification:

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks

Harvest:

October, hand-harvesting and hand de-stemming

First vintage:

1986

Cellar:

Malvira, Canale

Bottling:

Refinement in the bottle for at least 12 months

Release:

Spring, 3 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

92

Malvira Roero Nebbiolo DOCG 2016

Vinous Media (92)- "The 2016 Roero is an intense wine with serious depth and equally imposing tannins that call for at least some time in the cellar. Deeply pitched spice notes and bright red berry fruit appear first, followed by hints of iron, leather, smoke and tobacco that develop later. Above everything else, the 2016 is endowed with notable character and complexity. It should be even better than this note suggests in a few years' time."