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Roero Bric Volta
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Roero Bric Volta

DOCG Piemonte, Malabaila di Canale, 2012

750 ml
Grape variety: Nebbiolo, Arneis
Producer: Malabaila di Canale
Origin: Italy / Piemont
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Article nr. 35262712
Grape variety: Nebbiolo, Arneis
Producer: Malabaila di Canale
Origin: Italy / Piemont
Other vintages:

Attributes

Origin: Italy / Piemont
Grape variety: Nebbiolo, Arneis
Maturity: 2 to 6 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Brasato di manzo al Barolo, Roasted lamb gigot, Saltimbocca, Vitello tonnato, Spicy hard cheese, Spaghetti alla bolognese
Volume: 14.0 %
Countries

Italy

Italy – Where wine is a way of life

The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.

Grape varieties

Nebbiolo

Proud Piedmontese

It’s the king of Piedmont: the most sought-after wines come from Nebbiolo. It reaches its highest expression in Barolo and Barbaresco. Its acidic, tannin-rich wines in its youth are often unapproachable. With maturity, however, it develops an ethereal bouquet of cherry, liquorice, violet and rose, as well as truffles, tar and forest floor. Nebbiolo takes its name from the Italian “Nebbia”, meaning fog. This not because of the weather in Piedmont, but due to the whitish film on the ripe, red berries. It was first mentioned by this name in the 13th century. Much like the Pinot noir, Nebbiolo can precisely reflect its terroir, but only if it is really pleased with where it is. It likes cool climates and calcareous soils. Attempts have been made to transplant it, for example, to California, but the results were disappointing. It feels most comfortable in the hills of northern Italy.

Arneis

The effort is worth it

There is a nice story behind the name of the Arneis. In the dialect of its home, Piedmont, the word “arnèis” refers to a lively personality who is not easy to get along with. The same applies to the grape variety: to elicit the best from them, you have to know how to tackle them, or else they do not show much personality. For a long time, few were capable – so few that the Arneis nearly died out in the 1970s. Today, it is experiencing a flourishing renaissance, primarily in the Roero and Langhe regions. Ideally, it yields intense white wine with the aroma of ripe pears, subtle acidity and a round mouthfeel. They taste best when young. A great choice for vitello tonnato.