Bric Merli, Nebbiolo d’Alba

In Malabaila’s Archive, bunch 69, of the year 1583, we read: “Registro dei possessi del Conte Malabaila per la masseria delli Merli: terra con viti al pendente di Vallaretto di giornate cinque e steri due”.



Technical notes 
DenominationNebbiolo d'Alba DOC
TypologyRed wine
Grape variety100% Nebbiolo
Year of planting1985
ExposureSouth, South-West
Vineyard altitude200-250 m above sea level
Cultivation practices and treatmentsLow environmental impact and integrated farming according to EU guidelines
HarvestManual, into 8 kg boxes
Training systemGuyot Double
Wine making processSoft pressing of chosen whole bunches and fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel
Yield per hectare80 q/ha
Ageing and maturing25 HL barrels for 12-18 months (depending on the vintage)
ColorRuby red with coppery notes
BouquetScent of violet, peony, macerated fruit and spices
TasteIn the mouth it emerges a vibrant and savory tannin
Served withIt goes well with second meat, like rabbit with herbs and boiled
Serving temperature16-18 °C