V.S. LE PRUDENZE EN DOCG

V.S. LE PRUDENZE DOCG 2014

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DESCRIPTION
Grape variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Production area: Sondrio district, Le Prudenze locality
Yield per hectare: 75 hL per hectare
Harvest: First 10 days in November
Sugar content: 22,5 Babo
 Alcohol content: 14%
Total acidity: 6,3 g/L
Residual sugar: Trace
Solids: 30 g/L
Vinification: Submerged cap fermentation in 25 hL oak vats with three pump-overs a day at a controlled temperature not exceeding 28 °C. Duration of fermentation and maceration: 10 days. Malolactic fermentation continues in large barrels until the beginning of summer
Ageing: Half new and half one-year-old barriques for 24 months. The wine is stored in open steel vats to decant naturally. The wine is the bottle cellared for approx. six months before distribution
TASTING NOTES
Colour: Ruby red with garnet highlights
Nose: Fruity, with plum, wild strawberry and redcurrant notes. Bottle age character: graphite, tobacco and oak bark
Palate: Dry and warm. An initial softness balances out a noticeable acidity and big tannins, which ensure good long-term cellaring
Food pairings: Valtellina cuisine, robust Italian and International dishes such as roast meats, fowl, game,  hard and mature cheeses
Serving conditions: Serve at 18 °C and in Nebbiolo glasses. Cork a short while before serving. Distributed in 750 mL, 1500 mL and 3000 mL bottles
Vintage: 2014 was a very difficult year due to the wet and cold climate. To obtain quality wines it was necessary to select only the best bunches, having a yield loss of about 30-40%

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