Barolo DOCG Arborina

Arborina is a small Menzione Geografica of Barolo located in the frazione of Annunziata in the township of La Morra. The vineyard is on the side of a hill that rises up towards the village of Ciotto in the direction of Cascina Nuova, with south and southeast sun exposure and an elevation of about 270 MASL. The soil is poor in nutrients, consisting of Sant’Agata Marl, a mix of clay, fine sand, and limestone that was formed during the Tortonian period. Barolo made from these vineyards is distinguished for its fruitiness and freshness, an almost ethereal finesse, extreme elegance, and a not-excessive concentration, all brought together with a fine, intense, and aromatic bouquet.

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo

Age of vineyards: planted in the beginning of the 1970s and in 1988

Vine training system: Guyot

Vinification: maceration on the skins in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature for 20-25 days, beginning with cold maceration (10 °C) during the first 48 hours. During this period, an extremely delicate extraction is carried out, only performing a couple of daily pumping over. It is then drained off and undergoes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Towards December, the wine is transferred to small barrels of oak, 30% of which are new and 70% used, where they remain to age for 24 months. After decanting in stainless steel, the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

Color: intense ruby red with garnet hues

Aroma: fruity with excellent intensity and overall delicate harmony. Notes of small red fruits and black and red current. Delicately spicy finish.

Flavor: delicate, soft, with excellent balance of alcohol and tannins. Good persistence and minerality with an elegant finish. Complex, yet extremely delicate, this wine displays its La Morra origins in its freshness and elegance.

Serving temperature: 16°-18°C. It is particularly enjoyable to savor its initial freshness and then appreciate the evolution of its aromas as the wine slowly warms in the glass.

Evolution: enters the market with the potential to age well for many years to come, yet already demonstrates pleasant drinkability and personality

Bottles produced: about 6,000
Also available in magnum format