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BARBARESCO

D.O.C.G.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Nebbiolo.

 

VINEYARDS IN

Neive. Province of Cuneo.

 

AVERAGE VINE AGE

Over 20 years.

 

VINEYARD EXPOSURE

Mostly south-facing.

 

SOIL TYPE

Marl-layered (clay-limestone soil).

 

YIELD

80 quintals per hectare.

 

VINIFICATION

Selected Nebbiolo grapes are transported from our vineyards to the cellar when the proper level of ripeness is reached. Then they undergo a conventional red wine-making process: fermentation and maceration occurs in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures. Fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts with frequent pumping-over for a minimum of 20 days.The wine must age for at least 26 months of which there must be a minimum of ten months in oak barrels. Sulphur dioxide additions are kept low.

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TRAINING SYSTEM

Guyot-pruned. Low yield per hectare. Attentive canopy management via green pruning and selective thinning; minimal chemical treatments. Grapes are hand-picked in September or October.

 

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS

Garnet intense red characterized by notes of morello cherry and berry. The refinement in oak barrels gives the wine a rich, velvety taste and complex tertiary aromas such as cocoa and vanilla. The mouthfeel confers a great structure with a full and intense aftertaste complemented by elegant tannins. The wine has the potential to age well over the years.

 

PAIRINGS

A perfect match with traditional Piedmontese dishes. It combines best with dishes that have a strong flavor. Traditional pairings for Barbaresco are rich meat focused dishes like braised short ribs, beef roasts, lamb or veal chops. Feathered game such as duck, goose, partridge, or quail are also excellent. For similar reasons, stewed rabbit, and wild boar make excellent companions to Barbaresco. It pairs well with earthy cheeses and game ragù with “tajarin”.

 

TEMPERATURE AND STORAGE

The wine should be stored horizontally in a cool (about 15 °C) damp environment, away from direct sunlight.

ALCOHOL  BY VOLUME

14% 

SERVING TEMPERATURE

19° C.

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