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Barolo Riserva

Collection

Barolo DOCG Riserva

2010 2013

Grapes

Nebbiolo

Area

Serralunga d'Alba

Soil type

High content of limestone and grey marl alternating with sand

Exposure and altitude

South/south-west - 300-400m asl

System

Guyot 4.400-5.000 plants/ha

Harvest

I-II ten days of October

Gradation

14% vol

Temperature

17-18 °C

Size

0,75 L

Technical notes

Vinification: the fermentation is traditional: medium-long (12 days) in stainless steel vats with a floating cap at a controlled temperature (30-31° C). The must then stays in contact with the skins for further 25-30 days to optimize the extraction of the polyphenolic substances and help start the subsequent malolactic fermentation. Ageing: 3 years in oak casks (from Allier and Slavonia). The wine is bottled for a further period of maturation in the bottle, the lenght depends from the characteristics of the vintages, but never less than 24 months. Shelf-life: The wine will reach its peak 6-8 years after the harvest, but its life can vary considerably depending on the vintage.

Pairings

Ideal with big red meat dishes and medium or mature cheeses, it can also make for pleasant after-dinner company.

awards

2010

I vini di Veronelli

Grande Esordio

Prosit

Bibenda

Doctor Wine

97

Falstaff

92

Decanter

Platinum Medal - 96 pts

James Suckling

92

The Wine Advocate

94

Wine Spectator

92

2013

James Suckling

93