Barolo DOCG

Rinaldi_Figli_barolo-100.jpgWinery: Francesco Rinaldi & Figli
Piemonte (Piedmont)
Barolo, Italy
Appellation: Barolo
Designation: DOCG

In a few words: This wine comes from the nebbiolo vines which grow in the vineyards situated around the villages of Barolo and La Morra, following the traditional procedures of local winegrowing. It is a harmonious wine with a full and dry taste.

Site: Grown on the estate’s vineyards in Barolo, including fruit from Cannubbio and Le Brunate that didn’t make the cut for the crus.

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo, selected and hand-picked in the vineyard around mid-October.

Fermentation and Aging: A prolonged fermentation of about 20 days takes place in stainless steel tanks and after pumping the wine over the cap, when alcoholic fermentation is over, the new wine is decanted and aged in 5,000 L and 11,000 L Slavonian oak casks.

Notes: This is a traditionally produced and styled Barolo that is a joy to drink even when relatively young -- though it will improve, if from a good vintage, from 15 to 50 years in your cellar. About 40,000 bottles produced.