Barolo - Viberti
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo Elevation:
Appellation: D.O.C.G Piemonte, Italy Soil Type: Clay & limestone
Alcohol %: 14 Acidity: 6.1
Residual Sugar: 2.3 ph:
Named after the vineyard from which it is produced. Bricco is Italian for “hilltop.” This single-vineyard Riserva is only produced in exceptional vintages.
On the nose, mineral traits come through and it expresses spicy and sweet notes. It is full-bodied with dry tannins and a pleasantly bitter ﬁnish.
Aging: 46 months in 5-10 year old French and Slavonian oak vertical vats. The oak was not toasted, but steamed during vat production, in order to reduce the wood inﬂ uence on the juice. 12 months are spent in bottle before release.
Winemaking: Hand-harvested in mid- to late October Fermentation was jump-started by gradually warming the must to 28° C over 3-6 hours before spending 14-22 days in stainless steel rotofermenters. Maceration took place over the next 14-18 days. Full malolactic fermentation occurred.
Food Pairing : Enjoy with hearty meat-based pasta dishes, game, and roasted red meats.
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