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Barolo del Comune di Monforte d’Alba D.O.C.G.

Essenze

Grape variety: Nebbiolo

Alcohol: 14.0 % vol.

The grapes come from vineyards in the municipality of Monforte d’Alba, at altitudes between 370 and 480 metres above sea level. The soils are of marine sedimentary origin, dating back to the “Piedmont Tertiary Basin”, and are characterised by the presence of sedimentary calcareous-clay marl, alternating layers of marl and sand or sandstone, with a prevalence of Diano Sandstone (compact sedimentary rock made up of grains of light-coloured non-calcareous sand). This terroir produces alcoholic wines, with important tannins, good structure and a long cellar life.

Harvesting is followed by alcoholic fermentation, with maceration on skins for about 20 days. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in steel. The wine then ages in small oak barrels for 24 months. This is followed by a further twelve months in the bottle before release for sale.

Wine Description

Colour: red, tending towards garnet

Bouquet: intense and complex, with notes of dried flowers, like rose and violet, and spices like vanilla and tobacco.

Palate: dry and warm, with good body. Long finish, with an aftertaste reminiscent of ripe fruit and berries, joined by balsamic notes. 

Rating and awards

2013 Bibenda 4 Grappoli

2013 Gambero Rosso Due Bicchieri Rossi

2013 Guida Essenziale 94

2013 Blind Tasted 95

2013 Falstaff 94

2013 Merano Award Gold

2013 Wine Enthusiast 90