Barolo Rocche 2006
Designation: estate-Bottled, Single-Vineyard Barolo DOCG
Region: Barolo, Piedmont
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Winemaking: the grapes are selected from the 45 year old vineyards in Rocche of Castiglione (Clone 75 % Michet, 20 % Lampia, 5 % Rosè) that are cultivated with 4,600 plants per hectare with yields of 22 hl/ha (1.1 ton / acre). After harvest and gentle pressing, alcoholic fermentation takes place over 4 weeks in stainless steel tanks at 30-34°C (86-90°F), with frequent pumping of the wine over grape skins for flavor and color extraction. Tris wine is always pleasant and long-lived. It’s one of Vietti’s most traditional products.
Aging: after malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in Slovenian oak casks for 32 months, then transferred into stainless steel tanks for 4 months rest, before bottling. Unfiltered.
Description: ruby red in color. Complex and full-bodied with intense aromas of dried roses, liquorice, spice and truffles. Elegant with strong, yet balanced tannins.
Food Pairings: Hearty foods such as stews, game, red meats and sharp cheeses.
Alcohol: 14% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5.72 g/l
Total dry extract: 29.2 g/l
Bottles: 3.894 bottles – 150 magnum