Wine Maker Notes
One of the greatest grape-varieties in the world, Nebbiolo is the prince of vine-growing around the town of Alba. And Langhe is the area’s most extensive d.o.c. appellation, encompassing as it does all the other local d.o.c. appellations, including three of the most thoroughbred Italian d.o.c.g. status wines: Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. For some years now, Monchiero Carbone have been selecting the Nebbiolo grapes grown on these hills that have the perfect fragrance and structure to produce a wine which can already express the characteristics of this great variety as early as the first year after the harvest. The grapes used to make “Regret” are fermented following the classic Piedmontese technique of maceration on the skins for at least 15 days. After the fermentation, the wine is drawn off into barriques, where it undergoes a malolactic fermentation and remains for a period of maturation lasting around six months. It is then bottled late in spring, and spends several more months in the peace and quiet of our cellars before it is ready to be enjoyed by our clientele. “Regret” has an alcohol content of 13 degrees, a floral and fruity bouquet which is typical of the variety, and a wide-ranging taste that manages to be well-balanced on account of the perfect equilibrium expressed by its tannins.