Bottle: 0.75 lt.
Production Zone: Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy.
Soil: The vineyard is located Tildin Sori close to the town of Barbaresco Costa Russi in.m,
Vinification: grapes of each parcel are picked separately and by hand into small packing cases and fermented in conical sixty hectoliter oak fermenters. The special conical forms of the fermenters aid the extraction of sweet and elegant tannins in all three different grape varieties, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Fermentation temperatures of this vintage were kept to an average of 81° Fahrenheit (27° centigrade) and never allowed to rise above 88° Fahrenheit (31° centigrade) in order to maintain the maximum aromatic character and impact of the of the fruit, well present in the musts. After a period of skin contact which lasted from three to four weeks, it went into oak barrels, not new, with the intention of putting it through the malolactic fermentation before the end of the year. During the aging of the wine, in new French oak barrels and for a period of eighteen months, the various lots of wine were kept separate. The wine was finally blended and bottled, then aged for a year in bottle before commercial release at 14° of alcohol.
Colour: Deep purple in color.
Taste: this muscular red wine offering musky aromas of smoke, truffle and minerals with complex aromas of toast, minerals, sour cherries, cedar and spices. Round taste, rich body, subtle and fine texture, ripe tannins are typical for this wine of great finesse.
Fragrance: Complex aromas of toast, minerals, flowers, tar, leather and liquorice wrap around the palate. The rich body, subtle texture and fine, ripe tannins are typical for this wine of great finesse, the quintessential expression of the land and the Nebbiolo grape
Serving Temperature: 18 ° - 20°C (65 °F - 68° F)
Alcohol content: 14.00%
Serving Suggestions: Excellent with the classic cuisine of Tuscany: tuscan Porterhouse, pizza margherita, and veal chops, for a few examples.
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