Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2019
Designation: Barolo D.O.C.G.
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo, 100%
The grapes come from one of the oldest vineyards in the entire Barolo region, in Rocche di Castiglione Falletto. Vineyard with vines planted in 1940, 1950 and 1968, with a southern exposure and steep, sloping terraces. Marly soil with a yellow-blue tinge. Guyot training system and a density of around 4600 plants per hectare. Altitude around 330 m asl.
Winemaking: Grapes harvested by hand on 8 October 2019. After gentle pressing, the juice fermented for around four weeks in a steel tank, in contact with the skins and with regular pump-overs. This period included a cold soak and a post-ferment maceration, involving the traditional submerged-cap method. Malolactic fermentation took place in wood.
Ageing: In oak barrels for around 30 months.
Description: Ruby-red colour. The nose is complex and elegant. Emerging notes include mandarin, ripe red fruit and rose petal, accompanied by a hint of chamomile. It is fresh, balanced, silky, enveloping and full-bodied on the palate. The tannins are prominent yet well-integrated. The finish is long and persistent. We recommend decanting a few hours before serving.
Food pairings: Meat dishes, game, red meats, and cheeses.