2015 delivered a favourable climate during the entire season, from blossoming to harvest. The summer was warm and dry with few raining days offering us very healthy grapes. In September the weather was very sweet with bright days and fresh nights. Thanks to that the harvest happens a little bit earlier than the regular time (about 7 days) and the grapes were perfectly ripe and well balanced. According to that, the wines are very elegant and really express the terroir.
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Growing Area: Canale, Priocca, Alba
Alcohol: 13,50 % by volume
Food: It pairs with pasta, soup, meats, seasonal dishes and medium-aged cheeses.
No oak Oak
Colour: Light ruby red with garnet hues.
Nose: Elegant, delightful, with small red fruits and floral aromas. Hints of spices and coffee.
Palate: Fine, elegant, medium- to full-bodied and very well-balanced with pleasant tannins and a delightful finish.
Serving: 16 - 18 °C.
Cellaring: 5 - 7 years.
Exposure: S, SW, SE
Vines age: 15-30 years
Yield: 9000 kg/ha
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture
PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur. After destemming, berries are hand- sorted on a second vibrant table and finally softly crushed. This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible.
FERMENTATION PROCESS: The must is cooled to preserve its best characters before fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. The maceration is long acting using délestage and, partially, submerged cap technique for over 20 days.
OAK REFINING: The ageing of 12 months is made in medium size oak casks (2500-4000 litres).
TOVASACCO is estate bottled and very well known for its fruity elegance. Thanks to the careful handling during the fermentation process, the grape characters are perfectly included in the power of the wine. TOVASACCO shows both Nebbiolo grape and Roero sandy soil origins.Download wine's data sheet