Barolo Riserva Villero DOCG 1996
Finally, six years after the last vintage this “Riserva” was produced, we are especially happy to confirm the upcoming availability of our most precious and unique Barolo.
As you know, the Barolo Riserva Villero, in addition to being bottled exclusively in special vintages, also belongs to our “wine with art label” collection; that means that each bottle is wearing the label of an original engraving made by the Artist particularly for one edition and used exclusively for one vintage.
The Artist who made the piece of art for the “1996 BAROLO RISERVA VILLERO” is Robert COTTINGHAM, one of the most important and well known American realistic painters. His art has been exhibited at: the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the Hamburg Museum in Germany, The Art Council of Great Britain, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo, Michet clone
Vineyard: Villero vineyard in Castiglione Falletto. South/South West exposure
Surface: 0,60 Ha.-total vines n°3.100- average age 36 years old.
Soil: Moderately argillous and compact, with evident white and blue marnes.
Harvest date: October 11, 1996
Winemaking: 14 days in stainless steel vats at 32° C. temperature, with automatic pumping over Malolactic fermentation in barrique, where remains for about six months. Raked into large Slavonian oaks casks of 30 Hl. This wine remained in the oak casks until July 1999. After two moths of decanting in stainless steel vats, Barolo Villero was bottled September 1st 1999, without any process of clarification or filtration.
Effective alcohol content: 14,13% vol.
Residual sugar: 1,8 g/l
Total acidity (tartaric acid): 5,7 g/l
Dry extract: 26,5 g/l