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Vintage 2021

The vintage began with a mild and a long winter with little rainfall. Budding started in early April, followed by some night frosts. The month ended with temperatures below the average and well distributed rainfall. May was characterized by cool temperatures and frequent rains. June and July were hot and with little rainfall. The development of the vineyard was delayed compared to 2020. In August there were no heat waves. The harvest began on 29th August with the first parcel of Alta Langa and continued at a regular pace along with all the other grapes. Yields per hectare were below the average. The grapes were healthy and with perfect ripening parameters and surprisingly balanced in acidity.

James Suckling90 /100

Wine details

Vintage: 2021

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.


Young Aged

Light Bodied

Sweet Dry

Steel Oak

Winemaker's Notes

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

Vineyard Information

Exposure: S, SW, SE

Vines age: 15 - 30 years

Soil: Clay - sand

Yield: 9000 kg/ha

Harvests: 100% hand-harvested

Training system: Guyot

Farming practices: Sustainable viticulture

Winemaking Information

PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrating 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 vibrating 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 REFINEMENT: The ageing of 12 months is made in medium size oak casks (2500-4000 litres).

The difference is...

TOVASACCO is estate bottled and very well known for its fruity elegance. Thanks to the careful handling during the whole process, the grape characters are perfectly included in the power of the wine.
TOVASACCO shows both Nebbiolo grape and Roero sandy soil origins.

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