Occhetti Nebbiolo d' Alba 2017

Prunotto

Occhetti Nebbiolo d' Alba
2017

$31.50

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13491241
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Available
Type of product
Still Wine
Licensee price
$27.34
Country
Italy
Regulated designation
Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC)
Region
Piedmont
Appellation
Nebbiolo d'Alba
Varietal(s)
Nebbiolo
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
CORK-Natural
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About this winery

In 1923, the renowned wine-maker, Alfredo Prunotto, took over the Cantina Sociale "Vini delle Langhe" in Alba which, right after the First World War, had fallen on difficult times. Thanks to Alfredo and his wife's great passion, the Prunotto winery soon became famous, exporting its wines throughout the world. In 1956, Prunotto retired from business and sold the company to wine-maker and friend Beppe Colla. In 1972, the business grew and moved to the present...

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Product notes

A historic wine from the Prunotto estate produced since the 1970’s. Soils are characterized by superficial sand, stratified levels of gravel and layers of clay and limestone that give the wine elegance and soft tannins.

Production notes

Harvested grapes were destemmed and crushed on arrival in the cellar. The must was left in contact with the skins for a period of 7 days at a maximum temperature of 29 °C (84 °F). Malolactic fermentation was completed before winter. The wine was aged for approximately 18 months and then bottled.

Tasting notes

Occhetti is garnet-tinged ruby red in color with good intensity. Its nose is elegant with notes of raspberries, roses and licorice. The palate is ample, balanced and with a great tannic persistence.