Barolo docg "Tradizione"

Name: Barolo docg "Tradizione"

Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Area of Origin: Piemonte, Barolo wine district

Hints of the Vineyard: This elegant and aristocratic wine is made up with selected Nebbiolo grapes grown in the very limited hilly district around the village of Barolo, in the Langhe area.

Vinification: Upon their arrival to the cellar, Nebbiolo grapes undergo quality control, the stems are separated from the berries and the latter start the fermentation between 24 and 28 °C. The yeasts used for this process are selected from the native stumps of Nebbiolo grapes and employed especially for these grapes. During the air rackings, 2 to 4, made to give oxygen to the yeasts, the delestage takes place. This process is carried out to take the grape seeds, which might give astringent taste to the wine, away from the juice. The fermentation/maceration lasts 18 to 22 days.

Ageing: The "King" of Italian reds ages patiently in big Slavonian oak casks (115 HL) and in small French barrels for at least 30 months. Then, after fining in the bottle for further 8 months, the wine is released on the market.

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Tasting Notes: Brilliant garnet-red colour with hints of orange on the rim. The bouquet is ethereal and intense, with a typical dried rose scent. To the taste it is pleasantly austere, with elegant tannins and a long bitter cherry finish.

Food Pairing Notes: The perfect wine for rich meaty stews, roast and game dishes, as well as mature cheeses. Uncork 2 hours before, pour into a decanter and serve at 18 °C.

Ageing Potential: 8 - 15 years

Average Alcohol Percentage: 14%