Barolo Tradizione DOCG 2010

Marchesi di Barolo

Terroir: The grapes for this Barolo come exclusively from the finest vineyards of the communities of Castiglione Falletto, Barolo and Monforte d’Alba. The vines are grown with Guyot (VSP trellised) system on hills with good inclines. The soils are of medium consistency with a substantial content of quartzose sand giving richness and flavor intensity and freshness to the wine.

Vinification: Grapes are collected exclusively by hand, quickly brought to the cellar for destalking and soft pressing. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 82-86°F in thermo- conditioned tanks. Maceration of the skins with pump-overs lasts eight days. The wine is then racked into concrete tanks that are lined with fiberglass and insulated with cork to maintain the post-fermentation temperature of 72°F. In these concrete tanks, malolactic fermentation begins spontaneously and is completed rapidly. The wine is blended and aged for 2 years in traditional large Slavonian oak barrels. The wine completes its aging in the bottle for some months before release. The Barolo Tradizione reaches its maturity four years after the harvest and matures further between four and 20 years.

Additional Information

Garnet-red in color with ruby shades. An intense perfume with clean scents of spices, vanilla, roasted hazelnuts, licorices, cacao and wild rose. A full, elegant flavor, austere and good-bodied, with recurring olfactory sensations. The hints of spices and of wood blend perfectly.

Thanks to its big structure, this wine pairs exceptionally well with main courses of red meats, braised dishes and game in general. An ideal accompaniment for cheeses.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Barolo DOCG
  • Winemaker: Flavio Fenocchio
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, Sand
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.4g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.8g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Recent Press

  • The Daily Meal Author: Wanda Mann
    Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
    "Barolo is one of Italy's most important wines, renowned for big bold flavors and incredible aging potential. The acidity of the Nebbiolo grape allows Barolo to maintain an impressive level of freshness and vitality as the wine ages. This is a wine you can enjoy 10-20 years from now, but even with only 5 years of aging, this Barolo shows impressive structure with a beautiful tapestry of flavors - dark berries, licorice, earth, and cacao. Spicy but soft with velvety tannins."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    "A good value buy, the 2010 Barolo Tradizione is tonic and tight with sharp berry nuances that lift from the glass. The wine goes into small oak casks to begin with and is later assembled and put to rest in larger, traditional botti. This wine presents a timid, yet classic style with some austerity and tightness of tannins that can be expected in this cooler vintage. White almond skin and sour cherry flavors give life and a zesty quality to the finish."

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