Barolo DOCG Castelletto

Castelletto is a vast area that winds between Monforte d’Alba and the frazione of Perno along the confines of Serralunga d’Alba. Here, we cultivate about four hectares of vineyards that lay in a southeast position. Beginning with the 1996 vintage, we were the first producers to use this name on the label, and the first with its official recognition. The prevalent amount of sandstone and the well-ventilated microclimate create a tannic Barolo that is very fresh, with balsamic, mint, and eucalyptus notes.

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo

Age of vineyards: planted at the end of the 1970s and in 1994

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 violet reflections

Aroma: intense and smooth, with incredible harmony of red fruits and delicate rose petals. Very elegant, with subtle hints of underbrush, mint, and licorice.

Flavor: vigorous, full-bodied, balanced. Great persistence in the tannins, but they are never too dry. Overall a juicy wine. Final notes of blackberry and blueberry jam.

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: released with the potential to evolve in the bottle for many years, but already drinks well and displays a unique personality

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