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Nebbiolo Spanna 2019

Nebbiolo Spanna 2019

Imazio

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  • Place: Piedmont, Italy.
  • Grapes:  Nebbiolo (locally called Spanna).
  • Farming: Certified organic.
  • Winemaking: Extended maceration on the skins.
  • Style: Dry, red wine, medium body.

Producer Profile

Imazio is a small family-run business boasts a production of wine and honey, made with the utmost care for environmental protection and the healthiness of the product. The entire production chain for both honey and wine is fully developed within the company.

In more recent years, they have reaffirmed this commitment by choosing, albeit not always easily, to adopt a model of sustainable agriculture and organic practices for all their activities. Their aim is to preserve the delicate ecological balance of their region and maintain biodiversity. The company operates under an organic regime certified by ICEA.

Wine Region

Piedmont, nestled in the northwestern corner of Italy, boasts a winemaking history that dates back thousands of years. The Etruscans and Greeks were among the first to cultivate vines in this region, but it was the Romans who truly recognized the potential of Piedmont's terroir. Over the centuries, Piedmontese wines gained prominence, especially during the Middle Ages when monasteries played a pivotal role in refining viticultural techniques. The region's reputation for producing high-quality wines solidified in the 19th century, setting the stage for the global recognition it enjoys today.

Geographically, Piedmont is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, which form a natural barrier against the cold northern European winds. To the south, the Apennine Mountains provide a gentle embrace. This topographical setting creates a continental climate, characterized by cold winters and warm summers, ideal for grape cultivation. The region's rolling hills, river valleys (notably the Po), and diverse altitudes offer a myriad of microclimates that contribute to the distinctiveness of its wines.

The terroir of Piedmont is as varied as it is unique. The composition of the soil ranges from calcareous clay in areas like Barolo and Barbaresco to sandy soils in regions like Roero. This diversity in soil composition, combined with the region's climate, results in wines with a pronounced character and complexity. The terroir imparts the wines with a minerality and elegance that is hard to find elsewhere.

Piedmont is home to several indigenous grape varieties. Nebbiolo, the king of Piedmontese grapes, is responsible for the region's most renowned wines, including Barolo and Barbaresco. Barbera and Dolcetto are other red varietals that have carved a niche for themselves, offering wines with vibrant fruit profiles. On the white side, Moscato is the star, producing the sweet and effervescent Moscato d'Asti. Other notable white grapes include Arneis and Cortese, the latter being responsible for the crisp Gavi wines.

Piedmont boasts an impressive array of wines and denominations. The most prestigious are the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) wines, which include Barolo, Barbaresco, Gavi, and Moscato d'Asti, among others. The region also has numerous DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) wines, such as Barbera d'Asti, Dolcetto d'Alba, and Roero. Each denomination has its own set of regulations and standards, ensuring the quality and authenticity of the wines produced.

Piedmontese cuisine is as rich and varied as its wines. Traditional dishes like "tajarin" (thin pasta) and "agnolotti" (stuffed pasta) pair beautifully with Barbera's acidity. The famed white truffle of Alba, a seasonal delicacy, complements the robust flavors of a mature Barolo. For those with a sweet tooth, Moscato d'Asti is the perfect accompaniment to desserts like "panna cotta" or hazelnut cake.

• The name "Piedmont" translates to "foot of the mountains," aptly describing its geographical location.
• Barolo is often referred to as the "King of Wines and the Wine of Kings" due to its regal stature and history of being favored by royalty.
• The Nebbiolo grape derives its name from the Italian word "nebbia," meaning fog, a common sight in Piedmont during the harvest season.

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Are all your wines natural?

All our wines are made from organic or biodynamic grapes using a low intervention approach in the cellar.

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