Vibrant, vivid, concentrated, complex...from a high-altitude vineyard. Awesome!
Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Appellation: Barolo DOCG
Vineyard: Bricco delle Viole MGA, the highest and closest to the Alps
Farming practices: organic, sustainable
Vinification: traditional vinification in custom designed vertical tini, with gentle punch down and rinsing of the cap, followed by an extensive period of maceration under submerged cap (cappello sommerso). Malolactic in stainless steel, the following spring.
Aging: Bricco delle Viole is aged in large Slavonian casks, mostly 25 and 50 hectoliters. Aging varies between 30 and 42 months and was of almost 32 months in 2016. Raking is an individual choice, cask by cask. 2016 was bottled on July 30th 2019.