Barolo Rocche 2009
Designation: estate-Bottled, Single-Vineyard Barolo DOCG
Region: Barolo, Piedmont
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo; clone: Michet 75%, Lampia 20%, Rosé 20%
Winemaking: the grapes are selected from the 46 year old vineyards in Rocche of Castiglione 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 30-32° C (86-90° F), with frequent pumping of the wine over grape skins for flavor and color extraction. This wine is always pleasant and long-lived. It’s one of Vietti’s most traditional products.
Aging: after 4 weeks of malolactic fermentation in barriques, the wine is aged in Slovenian oak casks for 31 months. Bottled unfiltered on the 11th of July 2012.
Description: ruby red in color. Complex and full-bodied with intense aromas of dried roses, liquorice, spice and truffles. Elegant with strong, yet balanced and silky tannins; long and persistent finish.
Food Pairings: hearty foods such as stews, game, red meats and sharp cheeses
Alcohol: 14,63% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l
Total dry extract: 34,70 g/l
Bottles: 3.886 bottles – 150 bottles of 1,5 L – 20 bottles of 3 L – 10 bottles of 5 L