From the suppliers of top Michelin restaurants in Britain, this stunning wine will not disappoint you.
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Grape Varieties: Nebbiolo
Growing Location: "la Villa" vineyard stretches in the village of Barolo
Vineyard Position and Altitude: Mid-hillside's vineyard (320-370 m asl), facing east/south-east
Soil: Tortonian-Miocene origin soil packed with limestone, potassium oxide, phosphor and copper, and has a good level of permeability
Training system: Guyot
Planting Density 5000 plants/ha
Harvest: Second/third ten-days of October
Alcohol: 14% vol
Bottle Size Available (lt): 0.75
Vinification: The de-stemmed, crushed grapes are heated up to around 32-33°C, and the process of pumping the juice over the cap of skins begins immediately. This takes place very frequently over the first 3 days in order to extract an optimal amount of colour and tannins. As the alcohol content increases, the extraction of too many tannins is prevented by dropping the temperature to around 25°C, and reducing the volume of liquid pumped over the skins. During this maceration lasting 20-30 days, delastages are performed to improve the extraction of the tannins, and at the same time to oxygenate the yeast so it will ferment in ideal conditions to provide cleaner, more elegant aromas. The alcoholic fermentation is followed immediately by the malolactic fermentation, which is encouraged by keeping the wine in heat-conditioned tanks at a temperature of around 20°C. Ageing: the wine ages into medium-large oak casks of Allier oak holding from 2.000 to 14.000 liters for two year. After the second year the wine is bottled, and stored in the cellar for around a year prior to its release.
Tasting Notes: Ruby-red with garnet highlights; nose brimming with black fruit - cherries, blackberries and plums - and with clear spicy aromas of cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. In the mouth soft, sweet tannins merge with a strong show of fruit. The acidity is nicely balanced with the tannins, giving a sense of freshness that prolongs the finish.
Food Pairing: Ideal with big red meat dishes and medium or mature cheeses, it also provides pleasant company for after-dinner conversation.
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Produced by: Mirafiore
Serving temperature: 17-18° C
Sold by: FortyFive10
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