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Barolo DOCG del Comune di Barolo

Produced with Nebbiolo grapes, a part from Vigna Merenda vineyard in Sarmassa area and the other part from Terlo area.

Altitude: 250 m.s.l. – Terlo: 300 m.s.l.
Exposure: Sarmassa, South/South West – Terlo, South East
Total Surface: Sarmassa 2 hectares – Terlo 0,5 hectare
Soil: Calcareous and clayey. In Terlo a small percentage of sand
Growing system and plant density: espalier with Guyot pruning – 5000 plants per hectare
Yield: 6,5/7,0 tons per hectare
Average age of the vines: Sarmassa 10/15 years – Terlo 20 years
Harvest: manual in 2007 end of September – manual in 2008 beginning of October.
First Vintage produced: 1946
Bottles produced: 7000 in 2007 - 5000 in 2008
Alcohol: 14,5% vol.
Vinification and ageing 2007: maceration of about 30 days, refinement in 25 Hl barrels of Slavonian oak for 24 months and one year ageing in bottle
Vinification and ageing 2008: maceration of about 30 days, refinement in 25 Hl barrels of Slavonian oak for 24 months and one year ageing in bottle.

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Note

Thanks to its delicate tannins, the Barolo del Comune di Barolo has a more immediate approach. It’s ideal for a shorter ageing than Vigna Merenda, confirming however the traditional expression of the winery’s style. 2007 was a hot vintage and Barolo is full bodied and in mouth and ready to be drunk. 2008 was a more balanced vintage and the Barolo is more elegant, ideal for a longer ageing.