The Santa Vittoria estate is perched on a steep hill on the left bank of the Tanaro river, overlooking the neighboring Langhe and dominating the valley below. Its tower dates back to 1386, and it stands in the eponymous village of Santa Vittoria d’Alba. Here, in soils of marine origin, consisting mainly of sand and calcareous sandstone, vineyards are ideal for producing red wines that are elegant, smooth, and of outstanding prestige. Since 2016, when renowned enologist Giorgia Lavagna joined Santa Vittoria, the winery has vinified, refined, and bottled its prestigious wines in their new cellars in Serralunga d’Alba.
When young, Santa Vittoria’s Langhe Nebbiolo is fragrant and spontaneous: in its bouquet, color, and generous, velvety body it brings out all the typical qualities of the magnificent vine it is made from. Later in life, its color becomes garnet-red with deep orange shades, and its nose deepens, with traces of withered flowers, such as roses and geraniums. It is velvety and well-balanced, lingering in the mouth. Ideal with flavorsome pasta dishes, meats, and medium-mature cheeses.
Hills of Langhe and Roero
It is made in a traditional way, with a 7-8 dayfloating cap fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (28°C).
ORIENTATION South, South-west
VINE TRAINING Guyot
SOILS Calcareous marl
AGING It is aged in wood for at least 8 months and then in the bottle for 2-3 months. It will usually reach its peak 3-4 years after the harvest, but this period can vary considerably depending on the vintage.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13.5%