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2016 Barbareso D.O.C.G.
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2016 Barbareso D.O.C.G.

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GRAPE VARIETAL
Nebbiolo

EXPOSURE
south and southeast

ALTITUDE
400-450 meters

SOILS
calcareous marls

METHOD OF CULTIVATION
Guyot

VINE AGE
35-40 years

DENSITY
At least 3,500 vines per hectare

YIELD
7.2 t/he

HARVEST
second half of October

VINIFICATION
These grapes are fermented in stainless steel tubs at a temperature between 82-90°F. Time of maceration is around 10-12 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is transferred to medium-sized casks of Slavonic oak for at least two years.

ALCOHOL LEVEL
14.5%

ACIDITY
4.5 grams per liter

CHARACTERISTICS
This fine and balanced Barbaresco DOCG showcases a beautiful red garnet color as it's first notes highlight hints of dried figs and spices, which subtly fade to a rich mix of berries and vanilla. The cultivation of Nebbiolo grapes suitable for this wine has ancient origins: according to some, the Gauls (modern-day France) were the first to be attracted by "Barbaritium"wine and for this reason ventured southward into Italy. Others claim the name "Barbaresco" derives from the Barbarian populations that caused the fall of the Roman Empire.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius)

PAIRINGS
Though Barbaresco is often enjoyed as a tasting wine on it's own, it is a perfect accompaniment for game meat, stews, and roasts.


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