Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2013
Designation: Barolo DOCG
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Winemaking: The grapes are selected from the single vineyard Rocche in Castiglione Falletto, planted with roughly 4600 units per hectare. The vines have an average age of 61 years. The 1-hectare vineyard has a south-west exposure and a clay-limestone soil. Grapes are gently crushed and fermented for 4 weeks in stainless steel tank with skin contact. This time includes pre- and post- fermentative maceration with the traditional method of submerged cap. Malolactic is done in barriques.
Aging: The wine is aged for approximately 30 months in Slovenian oak casks
Description: Ruby red in color. Complex and full-bodied with intense aromas of dried roses, licorice, spice and truffles. Elegant with strong, yet balanced and silky tannins; long and persistent finish.
Food Pairings: Earthy foods such as stews, game, red meats and strong cheese.
Alcohol: 14,38 Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5,77 g/L.
Total dry extract: 31.20 g/L.