Barolo Brunate 2018
Designation: Barolo D.O.C.G.
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo (100%)
Vineyard: The grapes are grown in the historical Cru vineyard Brunate, which is located in La Morra, south-facing towards the town of Barolo, at an altitude of 300 to 400 meters a.s.l.. The average age of the grapevines is 55 years, and they are planted with a density of 4,600 vines per hectare, in the Guyot trellis system. The soil is calcareous and clayey (Sant’Agata’s marls).
Winemaking: Hand-picked on October 5th, 2018, the grapes have been destemmed and gently crushed before bringing them into stainless steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation. They have spent about three weeks in contact with their skins. This time includes the pre- and post-fermentation maceration, using the traditional submerged cap method. Malolactic fermentation takes place in wood.
Ageing: The wine has been aged for 32 months in large oak casks and in barriques. It was bottled without filtration.
Description: Intense ruby red colour. Quite explosive, powerful and generous nose. Fruity notes of prunes, grapefruit and citron, with spicy overtones. In the glass it gradually shows violet aromas, very typical of the Brunate vineyard. Full and intense on the palate. The tannins are soft, round and velvety, distinctive of the La Morra terroir. Long finish with sensation of licorice roots.
Food pairings: Red meats, roasts, wild game.