BARBARESCO RISERVA DOCG
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo.
Vineyard of origin: “Montesommo” vineyard, facing Bordini area in the municipality of Neive (Cuneo). The vineyard was planted in 1970 with Lampia Nebbiolo clones; it faces southwest and extends for about a hectare and a half.
Harvesting: Late October.
Winemaking: Traditional extended maceration. Fermentation on wild yeast takes up to 30 days, at room temperature and in steel vats, with remontage to break up the submerged cap.
Ageing: Refinement lasts for about 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels of medium capacity (30-50hl), after the natural clarification. It then continues for at least about another 24 months in bottle, before commercialization. The wine is neither filtered nor fined; a thin sediment is possible and decanting is recommended.
Alcohol content: About 14°.
Color: Ruby red, bright but not deep, with orange tints.
Aroma: Intense, ample and persistent, with notes of faded violet and tobacco.
Taste: Full-bodied and harmonious, with hints of plum, walnut husk and wild berries.
Serving temperature: 18-20° C; 64-68° F.
Food pairings: Meat dishes, especially roasted meats and game birds, as well as tangy cheese.