Barolo Cerequio 2003



Name: Barolo Docg Cerequio

Variety: 100% nebbiolo

Vineyard: in the territory of Barolo; with an East-South/East exposure. In the clayey-calcareous soil, with sand veins, the absence of marls is counterbalanced by portions of rock; soil depth on the rock 1/1.5 metres. Density of vines 4300/hectare; the rootstock is Kober /SO4; age of vines approximately 25 years.

Vinification: in red by crushing and destemming; fermentation in steel at controlled temperature for 10/12 days, successive skin submerged-cap maceration for 15/20 days. Racking in small wooden barrels for malolactic fermentation, then decanting and ageing in new small and second/third passage wooden barrels for two years. Afterwards, bottling and refinement in bottles for one year.

Description: the colour is garnet red, still thick and less soft than usual. Definitely “mascarelliano” in the nose, with an old-fashioned and measured elegance: scents of dried flowers, barely macerated wild strawberries, reminiscences of spices, balsamic whispers and very clear iron and mineral notes. Consistent in the mouth: again much freshness and a full-bodied note that make it pleasant to drink, covering but not removing the richness and a structure that are typical of a first-class wine, underlined by tannins that leave their marks without stealing the scene.


  • GOOD