Barbaresco "SERRAGRILLI" DOCG MARCHESI DI BAROLO
From 100% pure Nebbiolo ve vinification. The origin is that of the area of "Serragrilli" which is a sweet hill in the Municipality of Neive exposed to the south - west, where the grapes can benefit from the positive influence of the sun. The vinification foresees that the grapes, just harvested, arrive in the cellar intact and is quickly crushed and gently destemmed to extract from the skin and from the outer area of the berry only the most noble and aromatic fractions. The fermentation, at controlled temperature, takes place in thermo conditioned tanks. The maceration on the skins lasts about 8 days, interspersed with frequent pumping over to allow the must to appropriate all the trace elements present in the skins and to gently extract the coloring material. Racking only happens when all the sugar has turned into alcohol. Racked in vitrified concrete vats, specially made with a cork insulation, the wine maintains a long post-fermentation temperature of about 22.C. In this way malolactic fermentation starts spontaneously, generally ending already in December. The aging takes place in the first year in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 and 35 hectoliters and small French oak, 225 liters, medium toasted. The vineyard finds its unity with the assembly in traditional large oak barrels and completes its aging in the bottle before being put on the market. Always recognized as an area with a high viticultural vocation, Serragrilli produces a Barbaresco of great pleasure: with a strong and full-bodied taste but, at the same time, harmonious and balanced, with sweet tannins, never too much in evidence, which ensure an excellent longevity. The Barbaresco Serragrilli reaches maturity after 4 years from the harvest and the ripening plateau is between 4 and 20 years.
Characteristics of Barolo DOCG
The appearance of this traditional Piedmontese wine has a ruby red color, with garnet reflections. The aroma is intense, persistent, with a clear scent of small fruits, rose hips and spices. The taste has a full flavor, full-bodied, but, at the same time, harmonious and balanced, with sweet tannins, never too much in evidence.
Recommended pairings while tasting this Piedmont red wine
An ideal companion wine of the typical appetizers of Langhe, pasta and agnolotti with tasty condiments, red meats, roasts, braised and boiled, hard cheeses of medium aging. The optimum service temperature is 16 ºC.