Neb Nebbiolo Colline Novaresi DOC

Torraccia del Piantavigna is a family-owned, eco-friendly estate, founded in 1997 by Alessandro Francoli of the Luigi Francoli Distillery. It is located in the foothills of Monte Rosa in the Alta Piemonte area, which is known for longstanding winemaking traditions and elegant world-class wines. The area features a continental climate tempered by cool mountain breezes – which also favor excellent day/night temperature swings – and fluvial, alluvial soils, rich in minerals, that lead to age-worthy wines due to opulent tannins and excellent acid profiles. The wines, styled by enologist Mattia Donna and consulting enologist Beppe Caviola, have a clean and elegant style, partly due to the use of medium-sized Allier oak casks, which allow for long and gentle maturation.

The 2018 vintage marks Neb’s first vintage and is meant to fully express Nebbiolo. It is crisp, youthful, fresh and fragrant. Its low alcohol content makes it perfect as an everyday wine.

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Most recent awards

  • 2018 | Wine Advocate88
Grape Varieties:

100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Malolactic fermentation:


Aging containers:

Stainless steel and used oak casks

Type of oak:


Aging before bottling:

1 year


Natural cork


Sustainable Farming

Vineyard location:

East of the river Sesia in the rolling hills of the DOC “Colline Novaresi” above the village of Ghemme

Vineyard size:

5 hectares (12 acres)

Soil composition:

Fluvial/Alluvial and clay

Vine training:



260 to 300 meters (853-984 feet) above sea level


Mainly Southwest

Years planted:


Time of harvest:

Late September

First vintage of this wine:


Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting notes:

The wine has a bright ruby red color with violet hues, a sign of its youth and freshness. The nose has notes of fruits and flowers (especially violet), with gentle balsamic notes. In the mouth, the wine is satisfying, fresh and balanced, with soft tannins.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Pair with red meat, braised beef, wild game and seasoned cheeses

Aging potential:

4-5 years


Mattia Donna