Djarmai 2016 Coste della Sesia Spanna Cascina Preziosa
What a successful, yet unusual blend of local Nebbiolo (aka Spanna) with Barbera, one of the most versatile red grapes in Italy. It is reflected in the colour, which is rich deep red, tending to purple, in the body, which is firm and fresh, in the spicy bouquet, with inviting notes of flowers and red fruit, raspberry, strawberry and blackberry, nectarines and liquorice. It is dry and acidic to the palate with a finishing balsamic touch, thus easy to drink and enjoy. A great blend!
Nebbiolo 85%, Barbera 15% Natural fermentation with native yeasts, maceration on the skins for at least 3 weeks Soil: sea sand, with acid pH, lime and clays, in Castellengo Altitude: 350 m above sea level Ageing: 12 months in a large oak cask of 1,500 litres capacity, then 6 months in bottle Life expectancy: 15 - 20 years