FRATELLI ALESSANDRIA “PRINSIÒT” LANGHE NEBBIOLO
“Prinsiòt” is our family’s historical nickname, in Piedmontese dialect.
This wine has a precise aim: to bring out all the elegance and aromatic finesse of Nebbiolo and to ensure that the tannins are silky and balanced.
- Size: .750L
Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Vineyards, Exposure and Altitude: Neirane (West, 330-400 meters), Pisapola (South/East, 280-350 meters) e Sotto Orti (West, 270-310 meters)
Average age of vines: around 10 years
Total area: about 1 hectare
Soil: limestone and silty
Harvest period and method: in the first part of October, by hand
Vine training and Density of plants: Guyot, 4.500 vines per hectare
Fermentation and Maceration: in stainless steel tanks at constant temperature of 26-27 °C (79 – 81 °F) for 7-9 days
Ageing and Fining: 6-8 months in French or Slavonian oak casks (20-40 Hl.), 2 months in stainless steel tanks and 2-3 months in bottle
Bottling period: at the beginning of the second year after the harvest
Longevity: 4-6 years
First year of production: 1964