Nebbiolo - Occhetti - Langhe DOC - Piedmont - Italy
Occhetti has a ruby red colour with garnet reflections typical of the Nebbiolo grape variety. The nose is elegant, with hints of raspberries, combined with aromas of roses and liquorice. On the palate it is full, harmonious and characterized by a lengthy tannin-rich finish.
Alfredo Prunotto founded his business in 1922, and was one of Piemonte’s most dynamic exporters until his retirement in 1956. The company passed then to Prunotto’s friend Beppe Colla, now a revered winemaker and one of the founding fathers of modern Piemonte. His defining moment was the decision in 1961 to bottle single-vineyard, or cru, wines from the finest sites – a practice that is now the norm in the region. Those wines were made from bought-in grapes, but in the 1990s the current owners, the Antinoris of Tuscany, extended the Prunotto holdings, including plots in the outstanding Bric Turot and Bussia vineyards.