Prunotto - Langhe DOC Nebbiolo - Occhetti - Red
Langhe "Occhetti" from Prunotto is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes and is a classic Prunotto wine produced since the 1970s. The grapes are easily crushed after harvest. Fermentation takes about 7 days at a maximum temperature of 29 ° C. The malolactic fermentation is completed before the end of the winter. The wine is then stored for about 18 months and is then bottled.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Piedmont
- Grape variety : Nebbiolo
- Classification : Langhe DOC Nebbiolo
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2015
- Alcohol degree : 14 %
- Storage potential : 5-7 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
In 1904, Prunotto started as a joint union between several wine farmers. The times became more difficult in the 20th and the company went bankrupt in 1922. Alfredo Prunotto saw an opportunity to buy the company and started, among other things, exports of Barolo and Barbaresco wines to the United States. In 1956, Alfredo Prunotto resigns and sells the company to his friend Beppe Colla, who begins to structure the vineyard into different Cru areas. In 1989, the Antinori family took over the distribution of the Pronotto wines and later, in 1994, they bought the entire winery when the brothers Colla retired. Prunotto is located just outside Alba, in the middle of the Langhe region on the right side of the Tanaro River.
Occhetti has a ruby red color with pomegranate hues. The nose is elegant, with a touch of raspberry, combined with aromas of rose and licorice. The palate is fullbodied, harmonious and characterized by a good presence of tannins. To pair with grilled lamb chops.