2019 Sara Vezza Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC

Piemonte, Italy

An elegant and earthy Nebbiolo from Piemonte that's like strolling through a forest (yes, really)




About the Wine

The Sara Vezza Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC immediately presents itself with a heady mix of cherry fruit and earthy goodness. With fruit sourced from several of the family's vineyards, you get the feeling that you are actually in the vineyard when you drink it.

It's an elegant and pure wine which, given that it's a DOC, is supposed to be more "simple" than DOCG offerings, but the complex aromas and flavours, bright acidity, and fine tannin structure suggest that a lot has been packed into the bottle. Due to its Italian origins, it will go very well with antipasti, pasta, and poultry dishes.

About Sara Vezza

Sara Vezza comes from a long line of farmers in the commune of Monforte d’Alba in Piemonte. Her mother, Josetta Saffirio, decided to stop selling their grapes to other wineries and instead began making wine herself, gaining notoriety in the 1990s for her "vin de garage" Barolo.

Sara shares the responsibility to the land of her forebears, endeavouring to make wines that speak of their origin while leaving the soil in better condition than how she found it. As she says, "Wine is a life force, rich in micro-organisms that allow it to evolve. For this reason it is necessary to work the land with great responsibility towards future generations."

Sara Vezza and her wines
Sara Vezza and her wines
Piemonte, Italy
Additional Info

From the Importer

From the municipality of Roddino, Sara’s Nebbiolo is planted to the Guyot system, on a mixture of clay and marl with sand and fossils. The Nebbiolo had a slightly longer ferment than the Barbera (15 days) and then went into large oak for 12 months before bottling.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Josetta Saffirio vineyards, home of Sara Vezza
Josetta Saffirio vineyards, home of Sara Vezza
Piemonte, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Jancis Robinson

"Smells of dark-red roses and wild cherries, and it smells of that moment when you lift up a log of wood in a forest and the underneath earth and mushrooms and decaying leaves and the scent of mycorrhizal life comes rushing up and fills your nostrils with something so deep that you can feel its primeval resonance in your veins. Racy elegance and purity. So much purity! This made my spine tingle. A ‘simple’ Nebbiolo d’Alba and yet a wine imbued with miyabi beauty. This wine has a calm, gentle but purposeful soul. Brava Sara!” Tamlyn Currin (Jancis Robinson)


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