Barbaresco Masseria 2010
Designation: Barbaresco D.O.C.G
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Winemaking: The grapes are harvested from a single vineyard site in Treiso. 1.4 hectares planted with vines of an average age of 40 years and cultivated with gouyot system. Calcareous-clayey soil with south exposure. The must rests for 15 days in open stainless steel tanks at 30 to 32° C (86 to 89°F) for the alcoholic fermentation, with frequent “délestage”, punching down, open air pumping-over.
Aging: The malolactic occurs in barriques and the wine ends its ageing in Slovenian oak casks for a total of 26 months. Bottled unfiltered.
Description: garnet ruby color, slight garnet hue, with intense aromas of ripe cherries with intricate complexities of minerals, tea leaves and rose petals. With firm, ripe tannins, crisp acidity and feminine and round structure, this Barberesco shows incredible finesse with excellent balance, integration and a long, lingering finish.
“The Barbaresco Masseria flows gracefully from the glass with fabulous aromas of crushed flowers, berries, spices and minerals. It is a wonderfully perfumed, elegant Barbaresco of the highest level. Supple and open today, it promises to drink well to age twenty, if not significantly longer.” (VinousMedia.com – Antonio Galloni).
Food Pairings: Hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and sharp, aged cheeses
Alcohol: 14,35% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5,87 g/l
Total dry Extract: 31,00 g/L