Marchesi di Barolo - Barolo Riserva della Casa DOCG 2001
Terroir: The grapes come exclusively form the best vineyards belonging to the Marchesi of Barolo. The low Guyot trellised system is used on moderately inclined hills which consist of soils particularly rich in clay and limestone. This type of soil is very compact, forcing the vine to dig deep in search of water. The result is particularly sparse bunches with small berries that give the wines an abundance of minerals and rich tannins.
Vinification: The grapes are handpicked then, after being removed from the stalks, they are soft pressed. Fermentation's temperature is controlled in thermo-conditioned tanks. Maceration of 10-12 days with pump-overs. Wine is transferred to cork-insulated cement tanks where post-fermentation temperatures (72ºF) are maintained and malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously. The wine is aged for 3 years in the traditional Slavonian oak casks, (of 30, 120, 180 hectolitres). The wine is then aged an additional 3 years in the bottle prior to been released under the name of Riserva. Conserved in a cool, dark cellar, this wine has an aging potential of 25-30 years.
Additional Details editGarnet-red in color with ruby reflections. Intense perfume with clean scent of roses, vanilla, licorice, spices and toasted oak. Gentle notes of absinthe. The flavor is full and elegant, good- bodied and austere with recurring olfactory sensations. The spicy note and the hints of wood blend perfectly. The Barolo Cannubi reaches its maturity after 6 years from the harvest and can be enjoyed throughout its life between 6 and 25 years.
With its great structure, this wine is particularly adapted to red meats, braised dishes and game in general. It is an ideal accompaniment for cheeses and our typical local cuisine.
- Appellation: Barolo DOCG
- Winemaker: Ernesto Abbona
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Sand, Limestone, Calcareous, Clay
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- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Ttl Acidity: 5.3g/l
- Residual Sugar: 1.9g/l
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- Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5L
- UPC Code: 0 89744-75977 1
- Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo
Recent News edit
The Tasting Panel Rating: 93
Author: Anthony Dias Blue
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
"Juicy, elegant and complex with notes of plum, berries and licorice; lovely and layered, refined and precise; long and showing great finesse."
Wine Review Online Rating: 96
Author: Michael Franz
Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
"...sensationally complex, proportional and delicious -- easily out-performing a dozen other high-end wines (including the likes of Gaja Barbaresco 2000).
... It is utterly beautiful right now, but I have every confidence that it will continue to improve for at least another five years, and will certainly hold for another ten. As a last word, if I’ve missed at all with my score, I’ve missed on the low side."