Il Tordo 2019 Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo DOC La Torretta
The 2019 "Il Tordo" is a wonderfully rounded Nebbiolo, luminous light ruby colour, with a noticeable body and lots of fresh, herbaceous scents. Sometimes fresh flowers prevail over the omnipresent red fruit. But it wouldn't be Nebbiolo without those deep earthy, coffee and cocoa notes that emerge in the back of the palate. An absolute favourite of all "nebbiolisti"! Whoever bought it, came back for more.
Around Saint Martin’s day (11 November), a brownish songbird called “Tordo” (trhush) visits the vineyards to pick on the last bunches of grapes. This is the time when the Nebbiolo must is put into large oak vats for the first time for the secondary (malolactic) fermentation. Il Tordo is aged for 2 years in large oak barrels.