Red Wine

Barolo Rocche di Castiglione D.O.C.G.

The Rocche di Castiglione vineyard is to be found in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto – located in one of the best areas for the Nebbiolo growing.

MUNICIPALITIES OF PRODUCTION

Castiglione Falletto

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Nebbiolo

EXPOSURE

South-East

ALTITUDE (MASL)

320-350 m

SOIL

Soil composed of two different elements, superficially loose and then tending to calcareous. At a depth of just one meter there are hard layers of grey-white and bluish marl alternating with layers of dry and compact sand from the Helvetian age

TYPE OF PLANTING

Espalier with traditional Guyot pruning

AGE OF THE VINEYARD

30-60 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

14.5% Vol (depending on the vintage)

ACIDITY

5.4 g/l

RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS

Excellent with roasts, game

BOTTLE

750 ml.

Charactertistics

Attractive hue and good intensity of colour lasting over the time. Intense, full and lingering bouquet with hints of liquorice and mint and sensations of mature fruit. Ethereal sensations with notes of resin and sweet spices develop with aging. Full-bodied in the mouth, good tannins and acidity that evolves and finds its balance over the years. Excellent longevity.