Barolo Riserva Millenovecento48
The Millenovecento48 Barolo comes from a vineyard planted in 1948, just after the war, on rootstock Rupestris. Since 2007, after several years, we have chosen a separate wine-making, because we understand the great potential especially related to old age of the plants: roots that draw in depth and very low yields. From this vineyard we obtain about 1000 bottles, vinified trying to completely give way to the expression of the fruit itself.
VARIETY: 100% Nebbiolo -Michet
PRODUCTION AREA: Monforte d’Alba -Castellettosubzone.
Type ElvezianoLand (emerged seabed, formed in the late Miocene, 10 to 12 million years ago) of medium texture (silt, clay and sand in balanced percentages), rich in minerals and limestone.
CULTIVATION OF THE VINEYARD: Low Guyot system on hills with good inclines (40-50%) with south-estexposure.
YIELD: 40 hectoliters.
VINIFICATION: Soft pressing of the hand-harvested grapes with destalking, followed by fermentation in temperature controlled tanks at 30/32 degrees C (86/88 F).
The skins are macerated for 10 days and the wine is racked when fermentation has been completed.
AGING: Immediately after the malolactic fermentation, which took place in December, the wine was put into oak barrels, partly new and partly used. Decanted once a year, after 24 months has been assembled in concrete tanks where, after a pause of about 24 months for a further natural stabilization before being bottled during the summer. Ages in the bottle about a year before release.
Garnet red color with ruby reflections. intense aroma with scents of vanilla, toasted hazelnuts, licorice, tobacco and cinnamon. Net fruity with aromas of wild strawberries and blackberries. Full flavored, elegant, good-bodied and austere with recurring olfactory sensations. Pleasant are the woody notes and fruity blend perfectly.
CULINARY COMBINATIONS : A wine of great structure, well suited to red meats, braised dishes and game in general. And ‘ideal accompaniment for cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18 degrees.