Red Wine

Barolo D.O.C.G.

The Barolo – king of wines and wine of kings – has been celebrated as the Nebbiolo’s best product for centuries. It is historically linked to the Unification of Italy – the Rinascimento in Italy. Well-known politicians of the time and the Royal family – the Savoia – have relished of this great wine that today more than ever is a prize for the enology. Complex full-body structure and great potential of aging are only few of the amazing features of the Barolo. The municipalities in which Barolo is produced are the following: La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba (with its exceptionally well-preserved medieval military fort), Castiglione Falletto (its symbol is a round medieval tower), Novello, Grinzane Cavour, Verduno, Diano d’Alba, Cherasco, Roddi and Barolo.

MUNICIPALITIES OF PRODUCTION

Vineyards in Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba, Monforte d’Alba, Barolo, Novello, La Morra, Verduno and Grinzane Cavour

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Nebbiolo

Exposure

South, South-West

ALTITUDE (MASL)

300 – 400 m

Soil

Halfway up on the hill side, blue-grey, compact and deep calcareous marl, rich in micro-elements

TYPE OF PLANTING

Espalier with traditional Guyot pruning

AGE OF THE VINEYARD (YEARS)

10-40 years

PLANT DENSITY

4,000 plants

YIELD PER HECTAR

75-80 quintals

PROCESSING

Destalking, follows the vinification with fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 30° with long submerged-cap maceration from 4 to 7 weeks, depending on the vintage. Natural malolactic fermentation at 20°C. Storage in stainless steel tanks for 2-4 months

MATURATION

24 months in big Slavonian oak barrels

AGING

4-6 months in stainless steel tanks and minimum 6 months in the bottle

PERCENTAGE OF ALCOHOL

14% Vol (depending on the vintage)

ACIDITY

5.4 g/l

SUGARS

0.3-0.5 g/l

SERVING TEMPERATURE

16° – 18°C

RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS

Excellent with roasts, game

BOTTLE

750 ml.

Charactertistics

Garnet red with orange nuances getting more evident as times goes by; delicate, ethereal, intense, full and lingering bouquet; warm, full, complex, dry and harmonious taste. Ripe tannins and good complexity