Buon Padre Barolo Superiore - Viberti
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo Elevation: 320-500 mtrs
Practice: Dry Extract: 31 grams
Appellation: D.O.C . Piemonte, Italy Soli Type: Clay & limestone
Alcohol %: 14 Acidity: 6.0
Residual Sugar: 1.8 ph:
Buon Padre, meaning “good father,” is named after the well-known restaurant owned by the Viberti family. The wine was created in 1923 to have something to serve to guests that would stand up to the rich cuisine of Piemonte.
An elegant and complex bouquet rich in spices, strawberries, and wild flowers with notes of dried fruit. Full-bodied in flavor with pleasant bitter hints, dry tannins and a lengthy finish.
Aging: Aged 36-48 months in previously-used French & Slavonian oak barrels made of steamed wood, rather than toasted so as not to impart any flavors into the wine. The wine was cellared in bottle for an additional 6 months.
Winemaking: Hand-harvested in mid- to late October The grapes were destalked and pressed upon reception at the cellar. The must was then gradually warmed to approximately 28°C over 3-6 hours to jumpstart fermentation and drastically reduce sulfites. Fermentation took placed in horizontal stainless steel tanks called rotofermenters over a span of 14-20 days at 28-30°C. The wine was left in contact with the skins for an additional 14-18 days.
Food Pairing : Pairs well with game, beef, and charcuterie.
2013 93pts Wine Spectator