Barolo "Albarella"

AndreaOberto_Albarella_100.jpgWinery: Andrea Oberto 
Piemonte (Piedmont)
La Morra (Barolo) Italy
Appellation: Barolo
Designation: DOCG

In a few words: Bright red garnet colour with light orange shades. Prominent notes of China Calissaia bark, tobacco and dried flowers linger in the fleshy rich aroma. The mouth shows a powerful and firm structure balanced by a moderate acidity which makes the wine drinkable and very pleasant.

Site: 35-year-old 0,8 Ha vineyard with 5.000 stocks/Ha. Southwest exposure, clayey soil. Classic Guyot method training system.

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation and Aging: Manual harvesting of the overripe grape in 20-kg perforated crates through a careful selection of the bunches. Transfer in cellar within hours, grape crushing and destemming, and 15% must bleeding. Thermo-controlled fermentation at 34 °C, with often and soft pumpovers. Long maceration of the marcs (about 350 hours); racking in barriques, where the natural malolactic fermentation takes place. 24 months in all new barriques; 2 months in stainless steel vats and 6 months in bottle.

Notes: Annual production is around 4.000 bottles