Nebbiolo d’Alba "ROCCHERI" DOC MARCHESI DI BAROLO
|4 Grappoli AIS||2020|
|2 Bicchieri gambero rosso||2020|
|Winery||MARCHESI DI BAROLO|
|Denomination||Nebbiolo d’Alba Doc|
|Code ICQRF||CN 7428|
|Winery headquarter||MARCHESI DI BAROLO - Barolo (CN) - via Roma, 1|
|Bottle size||Standard bottle|
|Combination||Cold cuts and salami, Pasta all'amatriciana, Fillet with green pepper, Lamb, Medium-aged cheeses, Hard cheese, Roast meat, Pot roast|
|Style||Medium-bodied and fragrant|
From the vinification of 100% Nebbiolo grapes. The origin is from the DOC area of Alba. For the vinification, the grapes, just harvested, arrives 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 throughout the fermentation: periodic soft pumping over, with must that has, day after day, a higher alcohol content, allow to gently extract tannins and color in a gradual and selective way. Peel separation occurs only when all the sugar has turned into alcohol. This is followed by the aging of the wine which is poured into vitrified cement vats, specially made with a cork insulation, maintains the post-temperature for a long timefermentative of about 22 C. In this way malolactic fermentation starts and ends spontaneously in a short time. The wine is placed to mature in small oak barrels and then assembled in larger barrels, which complete the evolution, refine the harmony and increase the breadth of the bouquet. The maturation plateau is between 2 and 8 years.
Characteristics of this wine from Piedmont
Its appearance is ruby red with garnet reflections. The scent is distinguished by the fragrant notes, which recall the berries, gradually give way to floral hints of purple and wild rose. A slight spicy note of vanilla adds complexity to the range of sensations. The taste on the palate is intense but harmonious and balanced, with soft tannins, never too much in evidence.
Suggested food pairings while tasting this red wine from Piedmont
Thanks to its structure, it perfectly accompanies tasty appetizers, pasta dishes with rich seasonings, roasted or stewed meats. It is the ideal companion for cold cuts and mature cheeses. The optimal serving temperature is 16 ºC in a large glass.