LANGHE  DOC NEBBIOLO CAINASSA

Cainassa is the name of our oldest Langhe

Nebbiolo vineyard–it’s 70 years old!

Our Langhe Nebbiolo is named after this vineyard

VINEYARDS

Southeast, east and west exposure at medium elevation close to the winery.

Elevation: 300 metres above sea level

VINES AND SOIL
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3.6 hectares: vines of approximately 20 years of age on Lequio formations (grey marl alternating with sand layers).

GRAPE VARIETY

Nebbiolo

HARVEST
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Hand-picked over the first ten days of October.

VINIFICATION

The freshly-harvested grapes are crushed and destemmed immediately. Fermentation is spontaneous in stainless steel tanks at 25°-26° C. The wine is racked after about 8 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place
in steel tanks. Cold tartaric stabilisation. The wine is bottled at summer’s end and then bottle-aged for about a further 8 months.

PRESENTATION
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Available formats: 0.75 l and 1.5 l 
Alcohol content 13%-14% by volume (depending on the vintage)
Garnet, with orange highlights developing over time. Characteristic, delicate and subtle nose recalling violets, further enhanced with ageing.
Dry and full-bodied, correct tannins from youth,
velvety and harmonious.

WHEN

Young and lively with chewy tannins or mature with harmonious and smooth flavours?
You choose!
But don’t take too long to decide: up to five years.

HOW 
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Store in dark, dry place, at a constant temperature below 20° C. Serve at 16°-18° C in a capacious Burgundy 
to allow swirling and oxygenation of the wine, thus improving perception of the nose.

CLASSIC PAIRING
UNUSUAL PAIRING

A sumptuous platter of charcuterie and well-aged cheeses.

Pot roast with baked potatoes.

Or a traditional fondue?
All are ideal matches for this wine.

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A risotto with speck (cured and lightly-smoked Tyrolean ham) and apples? Sweet and spiced to balance this wine. Seared octopus on chickpea purée, fish and vegetables, a love match. Pulled pork with coleslaw brought to new heights with Nebbiolo.

THE WINEMAKER TELLS
THE VIDEO