BAROLO DOCG 2011
It is known to be “the King of Wines, the Wine of the Kings”, loved by sovereigns and nobles since the Middle Ages; it is recognized among the most famous and renowned red wines in the world.
Its production is subject to a very restrictive production’s technical policy.
It is obtained exclusively from Nebbiolo grapes, cultivated in three of the 11 Langhe’s municipalities affected by fog, which forms along the Tanaro river’s banks and expands on the hills, wrapping the vineyards throughout all the harvest period.
After the harvest, the pressed grapes macerate for 15-20 days, excluding any forcing practice, which means without adding any yeast or heating up the tanks.
The ageing continues in barrique until spring, then in big barrel for another 24 months, finally in bottle for at least 1 year.
Barolo is an elegant wine, with an expressive and particularly sophisticated character; garnet red colour with orange reflections.
The scent is intense and persistent, with fruity, floral and spicy hints of violet, red fruits and vanilla. The taste is deep and expressive, reminds jam and Maraschino cherries, with notes of cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg.
Great match for roasts, red meats, game, hard and spicy cheese, Barolo is also a perfect wine for meditation.
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 968
PRODUCTION AREA: Piemonte, La Morra, Barolo, Monforte
VINTAGE YEAR: 2011
GRAPE: Nebbiolo 100%
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15%
SOIL VARIETY: Silty clay
YIELD PER HECTARE: 80 quintals
SYSTEM DENSITY: 3.500 logs per hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM: Counter, Guyot pruning system
HARVEST PERIOD: End of September
VINIFICATION: Traditional in red
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
FERMENTATION TEMPRATURE: 28°C
LENGHT OF FERMENTATION: 15-20 days
REFINING: 6 months in barriques, then 24 in large oak barrels
AGING CAPABILITY: 20 years
BEST TIME FOR TASTING: 2 years after the bottling
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 20°C
BOTTLE OPENING: 15 minutes before tasting
DECANTING: Not necessary
COLOR: Garnet red
FLAVOR: Intense and characteristic
TASTE: Dry, full, aromatic
PAIRINGS: Meat and seasoned cheeses. Meditation wine