Barolo Lazzarito 2010
Designation: Barolo DOCG
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Winemaking: the grapes are selected from the single vineyard Lazzarito in Serralunga d’Alba, which has 4.500 plants by hectare and with an age of 38 years. The surface is of 1.7 hectares with a low yields of 20 hl/ha. Calcareous-clay soil. The grapes are harvested and gently pressed; their juice ferments for 27 days in stainless steel tanks at 30-32° C (86-90° F).
Daily open air pumping-over using the old system of the “submerged cap.” Malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Lazzarito vineyard is one of the most famous “crus” of Serralunga d’Alba. It’s our most modern interpretation of Barolo.
Aging: The wine is aged for 8 months in French oak barrels and 24 in Slovenian oak casks. Bottled unfiltered on July 2013.
Description: Deep garnet red in color. Richly rounded with a robust and velvety texture; intensely aromatic with hints of figs and plums. Elegant with soft and sweet tannins, followed by a long finish.
“The 2010 Barolo Lazzarito is impeccably polished, silky and refined, especially for a Serralunga Barolo. Mint, violets, black fruit, smoke and deep layers of spices are some of the many notes that flesh out on the inviting, textured finish. Today, the Lazzarito is incredibly primary to the point of being raw and undeveloped, but it is explosive, bursting with energy and flat-out great. This is also the first recent vintage I can remember tasting where the French oak is more in line with the other single-vineyard Barolos”.
(VinousMedia.com – Antonio Galloni)
Food Pairings: Game, red meats, cheeses
Alcohol: 14,00% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5,94 g/L.
Total dry extract: 31,60 g/L