Sot Nebbiolo D'Alba DOC
Nebbiolo d'Alba Sot of Pelassa winery is made from 100% Nebbiolo in its Michet, Lampia and Rosè sub-varieties. Grapes are vinified about 12 days at 26°C. After de-stemming and soft pressing of grapes, the must is pumped over on a dèlastage way to improve the extraction of the colour and the varietal aromas. After the malolactic fermentation the wine is matured in Slavonian and French wooden casks with weekly topping up, tastings and analyses to make sure is developing correctly. Finally, the wine ages for 24 months, 12 months in oak and 12 months in bottle.
Nebbiolo d'Alba Sot has a a ruby-red colour with hues that lean towards garnet. The aroma is full but delicate, with hints of flowers (roses), fruit (wild berries, raspberries and blackberries) with a lovely spicy undertone. Dry and soft, harmonious and rather persistent, it is well-balanced and characteristic.
The ideal food-matching for Nebbiolo d'Alba Sot of Pelassa winery? It can accompany the entire meal, it is especially well-paired with rich, flavourful dishes, like fresh pasta and game. Great with fondue.
"In April 1950, I was not yet ten years old. We were six brothers, my mother was gone and our family was very modest. Then, I realized that it was time to help out, so one morning I got up early, tapped some flasks of Nebbiolo, I took the bike, cycling towards Turin... a man suggested me to go to Superga hill, where I would find people who could appreciate the valuable thing I was carrying with me... I still remember the expression of awe, as generous and elegant could be a wine.