Colline Novaresi Spanna, Vallana 2016

£21.75 GBP

The winery Vallana is based in Alto Piedmont, this is a small region towards the north of Piedmont which sits much higher into the mountains. This altitude changes what's possible for wine makers and defines the style. Often ripeness isn't a problem due to  and with cooler nights than Piedmont it is easier to get the acidy required, often a lot of Pinot Noir is grown in this region. For reds like this Spanna ( the local name for Nebbiolo) it is very different to the wines of the south, its much brighter in style, much fresher and could be more approachable in its youth.