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VALMAGGIORE Nebbiolo d’Alba 2022


Tasting notes

Red cherries, pomegranate and floral notes dominate the nose of this wine. On the palate, the wine shows elegant, firm tannins and good balance.


The floral notes of white flowers, jasmine and hibiscus lend an exotic sense to the mid-weight wine. Sometimes, the elegance and structure of a Nebbiolo can hint to certain Pinot Noir from Burgundy.


This is undoubtedly also the case for this Valmaggiore, which – not least thanks to its origin – exalts this similarity.


Ratings for the vintage 2022
Jeb Dunnuck 93 points
Falstaff 94 Punkte 
Kerin O'Keefe 92 points 

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Evolution of the vintage 2022

Resistance and resilience – these are the words that summarize 2022, resistance standing for the grapevine’s capacity to survive and grow strong even in adverse conditions, and resilience for the plants’ natural high stress tolerance over long periods of time. The growing season of 2022 began with a rather dry autumn.


Only at the beginning of December did the first abundant snowfall arrive, which thanks to the low temperatures left the vineyard rows white for the next weeks to come. The winter was mild and dry. Towards its end, though, temperatures briefly fell below the average of the last 20 years.


In spring, the budbreak occurred within the usual timeframe as compared to the years of the 1980s. In the first phases a lot of precipitation came down: 70-80 mm of rain in just a few days. What followed was a warm and dry phase, with the heat rising day after day, but the plants were able to breathe thanks to the cool night-time temperatures. The phenological phases quickly followed one another and so the harvest was anticipated by about two weeks.

The grapes, slightly smaller than usual, reached the cellar perfectly healthy and with a good balance of fruit and acidity. The role of the viticulturist was limited this year but nonetheless fundamental: few but crucial measures had to be taken to prevent disease.


Once more, our actions were guided by competence and experience, with the conscious choice not to intervene whenever the situation permits it. The harvest took place from September 15th until 23rd.




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