Barolo DOCG

This is the Grand Italian Wine by definition produced entirely with Nebbiolo grapes. Barolo wine comes from the village in the Langa bearing the same name a few kilometres south of Alba. It is now made in elevn ‘communes’ of village territories, all situated on the scenic Langa hills shaped by centurie of vine cultivation and dominated by medieval castles including Barolo‘s own

YEAR: 2010
GRAPE VARIETY: Nebbiolo in its Michet, Lampia and Rosè sub-varieties
Vine-training system: Guyot
Growing location: Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Cherasco, Diano d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra, Monforte d’alba, Novello, Serralunga, Verduno, Roddi
Soil: Clavely-calcareous
Max. Crop/hectare: 8 metric tons
Yield in wine: 70% on first racking, 65% after regulation ageing period
COLOR: Garnet-red with orange highlights
PERFUME: Violet and dog-rose bouquet with leather and spicy note
TASTE: Dry, quite tannic, mouth-filling, demanding velvety and well-balanced
FOOD MATCH: Grilled meat, game meat, mature cheese, savory meals according with the piedmont traditional food
Wine making: De-stemming, soft pressing of the grapes, fermentation and maceration on the skins for approx. 10 days. During the maceration the must is pumped over in the dèlestage way to extract the colour and varietal aromas. After two decantation to eliminate the solid parts come the malolactic fermentation. Then the wine is matured in wooden casks of different status for 24/30 months, with weekly topping-up, tastings and analyses to make sure the wine is developing correctly
GLASS recommended: Ballon
AGEING: 3 years, with 2 in oak casks from France or from Slavonia and then 12 months in the bottle. Depending on the vintage, Barolo can be kept for several decades; store bottles lying down in a dark, damp-free environment at cool temperature. It can be at its top 7 years after vintage
CONSERVATION: Cold storage in fresh wine cellars


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