Barolo Riserva della Casa DOCG 2011

Marchesi di Barolo

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 Information

Deep ruby red with orange highlights. An intense rose bouquet with scents of liquorice and spice. Full bodied, austere, yet elegant. A pleasant “goudron” becomes noticeably apparent after 7-8 years of aging. Rich, dry and deep in flavor, Barolo is an excellent accompaniment to red meats and spicy cheeses.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Barolo DOCG
  • Winemaker: Flavio Fenocchio
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.2g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2.1g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Friday, November 6, 2020
    "The 2011 Barolo Riserva needs a bit of air to show at its best. Dark cherry, mocha, licorice, spice and menthol fill out the layers effortlessly. More than anything, though, I am impressed with how fresh and vibrant the Riserva is for a wine from such a torrid vintage. Early signs of aromatic and flavor maturity are just starting to be evident now. There is quite a bit of tannin, though, so I would enjoy the 2011 with hearty cuisine."
  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
    "Balsamic aromas of juniper, rosemary and pine mesh nicely with the cherry, plum and raspberry fruit in this expressive yet solidly structured red. Chalky tannins play out on the finish, along with mineral and ripe fruit accents. Best from 2021 through 2040. 583 cases made, 75 cases imported."

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