The very sandy soil of Roero area from which it comes, characterises and distinguishes it from most of the other Langhe Nebbiolo, which usually come from the stronger terrains of Barolo or Barbaresco. DaBatiè is in fact a particularly gentle and sapid expression of the variety.
Despite its having been one of the most complex to manage in the vineyard in recent years, the favourable end to the 2014 vintage proved to be pleasantly surprising in terms of the quality of the grapes. The beginning of summer saw temperatures which were entirely in the norm, allowing for the slightly early growth that developed in spring to be maintained. Rainfall during the summer was above average, in terms not so much of the number of days as of its intensity. Deciding on the correct systems to use in managing the vineyards and when to intervene proved to be more important than ever for the health of the grapes.
All-in-all, the 2014 vintage confirms how making early forecasts in the Langa can prove to be premature, and shows how fundamental the end of the season is for us in affecting the final quality of the grapes and wines.
Varietal composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyards: Piemonte, Roero
Maceration: 8 days
Ageing: 12 months in stainless steel to follow 3 months in the bottle before being released
Total acidity: 5,20 g/L
Dry extract: 28 g/L