A part of Nino Negri since 1897, this vineyard is situated at the convergence of alpine valleys with abundant glaciers and where cold breezes mean lower than average temperatures.The natural vegetation is Mediterranean with plants such as lavender and rosemary, a strange contrast to the low temperatures. The resulting wine is flavoursome and floral with a characteristically spicy aroma.
The 2019 vintage started with a rather cold spring including late snow which fell on the budding Nebbiolo without, however, any damaging consequences. Summer had average temperatures for the season but with low rainfall. Significant rain began only in September, replenishing the sources of water supply and allowing the Nebbiolo to reach perfect ripeness in time for the harvest.
The cold micro-climate results in a longer cycle of vegetative growth for the Nebbiolo seen in its intense ruby colour with slight garnet highlights; complex aromas with hints of dog rose and violet evolving into spicy notes such as rosemary and lavender. Dense, rich and well-structured tannins on the palate. Well-balanced fresh acidity leads to a long, flavoursome finish. Another year of bottle ageing lends ideal balance to the natural robustness of the wine.
Ideal with all meat dishes and medium-mature cheeses.
The Valgella Zone of “Vigna Fracia”