Veglio's Barolo and Nebbiolo d'Alba
Posted on 20 March 2015
Veglio Michelino e Figlio's Barolo is a DOCG red wine and is made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes. The grapes are produced in Piedmont and are picked manually in late September to late October. Like other Veglio wines, the grapes are placed through a soft pressing, followed by fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Maturation of the Barolo is three and a half years. The Barolo has a delicate bouquet of fruit with a spicy, intense finish. It is a dry wine with a harmonic body and best when served at 64° F with fine red meat and game.
The Nebbiolo d'Alba is a DOC red wine also made from Nebbiolo grapes. The grapes are grown in Diano d'Alba, Piedmont and are harvested between the last week of September and the first week of October. Processing is similar to that of the Barolo with grapes placed through a soft pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The Nebbiolo d'Alba is matured for one year in 5,000 liter oak barrels. This wine has orange reflections and a has an intense and fruity smell. It is a dry, fruity wine that is slightly acidic and tannic. Serve the Nebbiolo d'Alba at room temperature with red meats, rich sauces and aged cheeses.