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Barolo Villero

Wine: Barolo DOCG.
Area of production: Castiglione Falletto.
Vineyard: Villero.
Position: Altitude 340 m South – West.
Ground type: Clay and limestone.
Surface (Ha) approx.: 1.5
Year: 1961
N° of bottles produced approx.: 5,500
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo.
Vintage period and management: The manual harvest of the grapes takes place at the half of October.
Fermentation: With controlled temperature (about 28°C) for a period of 15 – 20 days.
Ageing and refining: The ageing takes place in French oak (mid size barrels of 30 Hl.), where the wine is allowed to mature for 2 years.
After the ageing, the wine is put in the bottles without any filtration. The refining is carried out in a place at constant temperature and right humidity, protected from sunlight and artificial light.
Tasting properties: A classic powerful and full-bodied wine from a historical vineyard of Castiglione Falletto. The colour is intense ruby red with a light presence of orange reflections. The smell is elegant, intense, pleasant , balanced and with a hint of withered roses, plums, minerals, tobacco, liquorice, smoke and leather. The taste is full bodied, balanced and velvety, with a huge structure and a very long finish.
Recommended with: The traditional combinations are, definitely, with game or red meat dishes. The balance of this Barolo makes it very suitable as a “meditation wine” to savour while eating grissini or small slices of toasted bread.