Barolo DOCG Castelletto

Castelletto is an extensive area between Monforte d'Alba and the hamlet of Perno, bordering with Serralunga d'Alba. Of all the appellations of Monforte, it is that which expresses the greatest finesse and elegance. Here we cultivate about four hectares of vineyard in a south-easterly position, which Daniela brought to the Veglio family when she married Mauro.

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With the 1996 vintage, we were the first producers to include the appellation on the label, well before its official recognition as a Geographical Mention of Barolo. The more calcareous soil and the ventilated microclimate create a more tannic and very fresh Barolo, with balsamic hints of eucalyptus, mint and liquorice.
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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

Also available in magnum format

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