When Nebbiolo reaches its best, the best known wine from Piedmont is made: Barolo D.O.C.G.
Below Alba, city famous for the white truffle, set in Piedmont region, Italy, there are little more than 1,000 hectares of vineyards cultivated with Nebbiolo grape. Only 11 towns are allowed to produce this wine, and with strict rules and method of production.
Tasting Barolo D.O.C.G. is a pure emotion, able to renew during time and to follow all the seasons of life.
Barolo is noble and potent, fine and deep. With its garnet red color and shades of orange, this wine is able to release scents of violet, spices, licorice, ripen fruits, leather, tobacco and minerals. The taste is intense and sumptuous, with a velvet tannin, almost royal and enveloping, very long lasting.
- Grapevine: Nebbiolo 100%. 92 points Decanter in 2013.
- Harvest: Half or end of October, hand harvested.
- Winemaking: De-stemming and crushing – Check fermentation at 28°C
- Average maceration time: around 15 days – Malolactic fermentation: on November, steel/wood.
- Refinement: barrique, traditional method – Bottling
- Characteristics of wine: At sight is bright red with orange shades, more and more visible when aged. The scent is elegant, with rose and violet aromas, fruity raspberries and wild strawberries and then jam, vanilla and leather. To the palate it is dry, warm and intense with an excellent tannicity. Serve between 18°C – 20°C.
- Pairings: Bagna càuda, braised with Barolo, hare en civet, aged cheeses.
Curiosity: some say that Barolo D.O.C.G. is the only wine able to contrast the intensity and the persistence of the famous white truffle of Alba. We believe it worth a try!
Moreover, there is a special version of Barolo D.O.C.G., which is called Barolo Chinato.