Vigna La Rosa
Vigna La Rosa
“La Rosa” Vineyard Serralunga d'Alba
Calcareous marl and clay
Exposure and altitude
South/south-west - 250/310m asl
Guyot 4.400-5.000 plants/ha
Mid - October
Ageing: 3 years on average in large casks (oak from Slavonia and the centre of France) prior to being bottled and kept for a further period of maturations which, though depending on the vintage, will never last less than 12 months. Keeping qualities: the single-vineyard Barolos reach their peak 8-10 years after the harvest, but their life will vary considerably depending on the vintage.
The single-vineyard Barolos are produced from the most painstaking selections carried out in vineyards which tradition has preserved over time as emblems of exemplary quality. “La Rosa” represents an interpretation of Barolo of particular importance: even though it is the soil and the sun – or what is called in short microclimate – which commands man and guides his technical decisions, and not vice versa. Ruby highlights still show on its deep garnet red color, while its intense, clear-cut nose hints at spicy aromas and ripe fruit like black cherry, tobacco, dried mushrooms, spices such as nutmeg and pepper, and balsamic aromas conjuring up resin andmint. Sweet, velvety tannins blend nicely on its warm, smooth taste with fresh acidity, helping to ensure a long finish. La Rosa expresses the qualities of the Barolos grown in Serralunga d’Alba at their best, with a marked – almost feminine – concession to grace and softness in its flavour and bouquet.
Ideal with big red meat dishes and medium or mature cheeses, it can also make for pleasant after-dinner company
I vini di Veronelli
The Wine Advocate