Barolo Villero Riserva 1998

BAROLO

VILLERO RISERVA 1998

Name: Barolo Docg Villero Riserva

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard: in the territory of Castiglione Falletto; South; South/West exposure; clayey and calcareous soil with marls; depth on the marl 1 metre. The rootstock is Kober; age of vines 30 years; density of vines 4500/hectare.

Vinification: in red by crushing and destemming; fermentation in steel at controlled temperature for 21 days, successive skin submerged-cap maceration for 37 days. Racking in small wooden barrels for malolactic fermentation at controlled temperature, then decanting and ageing in new small and second passage wooden barrels for two years. Afterwards, bottling and refinement in bottles for 3 years.

Description: bright red colour with garnet red reflections; spicy aroma. Complex in the nose, with elegant and long-lasting scents of wood, balsamic vinegar and spicy notes. Elegant on the palate, with a good balance between tannins and succulence. Full bodied and inviting, with long-lasting notes of vanilla and cocoa powder. Marked attitude to ageing.

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Sugar: 0.6g/lt
  • Total acidity: 5.6g/lt
  • Educed extract: 29.6g/lt

QUALITY OF THE VINTAGE

  • EXCEPTIONAL