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.
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.