MERENDASINOIRA Sapèl Nebbiolo
Merendasinoira was born out of the ambition of three young friends who wanted to share their love for their local area.
Three young friends who grew up in the heart of the Langhe, raised on tajarin made by their grandmothers and homemade red wine, two glasses of which would stain your lips an intense violet.
Our grandparents loved making wine, and this love was passed down to us. So, after completing our diplomas in viticulture and oenology, we decided to make winemaking our profession.
The time we have spent among these rolling hills, working in the vines, following the rhythm of the sun, the intense days of harvest and the loving and intimate familial environment, have forged an unbreakable bond between our souls and the territory of the Langhe.
It was this bond which gave birth to the idea of promoting the potential of our territory, focusing as much as possible on an oenogastronomic experience that respects the local traditions and the DNA of our elders.
We want to share the conviviality of the people of the Langhe; simple, genuine people, always happy to gather around a table and create an atmosphere of festivity.
LANGHE NEBBIOLO SAPÈL
Sapel is a Piemontese dialect term meaning ‘the path that leads into the vines’. We chose it as the name for our first wine as this is our first step into the world of winemaking.
With so many years of personal experience, working both in the vines and in the cellars, we felt duty-bound to create a wine that represented our life-long passion, dedication and hard work. We decided to produce a Langhe Nebbiolo that fits our interpretation of tradition, a wine that is as pleasing to wine aficionados as it is to newcomers to the world of wine. It is a wine that promises to excite; the perfect accompaniment to the best of days.
In 2015, we began collaborating with a local winemaker and we have been involved in the entire winemaking process, both out in the vines and back in the cellar. Our work in the vines is done entirely by hand. We keep all treatments to an absolute minimum, but any we do have to give to protect the plants follow the rules of Organic Farming.
Our vinification process respects local tradition. The must remains in contact with the skins for around 15 days, and we use the “delestage” technique to gently extract phenolic compounds by oxygenating the pulp. Through this process we have been able to create a structured wine with big body that will have a long life in the bottle
- Colour: bright ruby red, with elegant shades of orange.
- Aroma: great intensity and freshness, good balance between scents of undergrowth, of spices and of wood. Pleasing and inviting, it opens up into a sensation of mature red fruits.
- Taste: elegant and complex, very balanced, denotes a mature tannin, soft and round, long, pleasing velvety finish.
a well-structured wine suited to accompany all food. At its best when paired with dishes of red or white meat, or lightly-aged cheeses.