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BAROLO docg

  • Grape varietal: Nebbiolo, in its types: Lampia and Michet
  • Geographic area, soil and climate conditions of the vineyards: Fruit of the most genuine historical interpretation, Barolo PORTA ROSSA is created from grapes grown in historical vineyards in the districts of Serralunga and Perno (locality of Monforte). The grey compact marl of the soil and the blue one with sand layers afford strength and structure to the wine and bring it into harmony combining elegance and bouquet. Bricco Ambrogio, a vineyard in Roddi, gives its name to the homonymous "cru" wine.
  • Average altitude of the vineyards: 170 m. above sea-level.
  • Exposure: South-West.
  • Yield: Regulations allow 8 tons per hectare. Nevertheless, we ask our vintners for a lower yield. They practice severe pruning to improve on the final quality.
  • Vinification process: A ten-day fermentation of the must in contact with the husks takes place in controlled temperature vats. The acquisition of colour results from several repassings of must over the grape dregs. Then, the new wine is racked and put into Slavonian oak barrels where it evolves and ages under strict control for at least two years.
  • Organoleptic characteristics:
    Brilliant ruby red colour tending to orange with age
    Ethereal and complex aroma, rather fruity and evolving into spicy tones
    Full and dry taste. Elegant and continuous in the mouth, with a strong and aristocratic personality
    Finished alcohol: 13.5 % Volume
    Total minimum acid: 5/1000
    Dry extract: 23 gr. per litre
  • Pairings: roasted and braised meat as from the exceptional Italian or international cuisine. Also, excellent with game. Besides, Barolo pays tribute to moments of friendship and entertainment, accompanying meditation and spiritual concentration.
  • Serving tips: A half-filledstem called "ballon". The particular shape of this glass allows good oxygenation to the wine and consequent release of its aroma. Better if put in a decanter and served at room temperature (17/18 C).
  • Vintages available:
    1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2004
  • MAGNUM 1,5 lt. available vintage 1998
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