Nebbiolo is one of the vines cultivated on both the northern and southern banks of the Tanaro river and the wine Nebbiolo d’Alba is a common denominator of quality: its area of origin, in fact, extends throughout a total of twenty five communes situated on both sides.
Grapes intended to become “Nebbiolo d’Alba” must be grown in the area made up by the communes of Canale, Castellinaldo, Corneliano d’Alba, Monticello d’Alba, Piobesi d’Alba, Priocca, S. Vittoria d’Alba, Vezza d’Alba, Sinio, Govone plus part of the communes of Alba, Bra, Baldissero d’Alba, Castagnito, Diano d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour, Guarene, La Morra, Magliano Alfieri, Monchiero, Monforte d’Alba, Montà, Montaldo Roero, Montelupo Albese, Monteu Roero, Novello, Pocapaglia, Roddi, Roddino, S. Stefano Roero, Sommariva Perno e Verduno.
Nebbiolo d’Alba is a red wine produced entirely with Nebbiolo grapes and can hold its own with other great Nebbiolo wines, being ideal for ageing, although this capacity depends on the area of cultivation. It possesses a ruby red colour, tending to garnet with age. Perfumes include red fruit, such as raspberries and wild strawberries, geranium, and spices such as cinnamon and vanilla. The flavour is dry and well-structured with good acidity, alcohol and extract, providing elegance and harmony.