2012 Andrea Oberto Barolo

$35.00

“A full and rich Barolo with generous fruit, yet always the tone and structure to the wines of this great producer. Firm and silky textured tannins. Flavorful finish. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling
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Description

Variety
100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard
Location: La Morra and Barolo

Characteristics: South-west exposure, clayey and calcareous soils. Classic Guyot method with medium-short trimming.

Age: varies, with the oldest being 60 years old

Size: 3.2 hectares, 4,000 stock/Hectare

Harvesting period
mid-October

Production
About 13,500 bottles

Winemaking
manual harvesting of ripe grapes in 20-kg perforated crates through a careful selection of the bunches, transfer in the cellar, grape crushing and destemming within hours; thermo-controlled fermentation at around 32 degrees Celsius, with often and soft pump overs. Long maceration of the marcs (about 300 hours); racking in wood casks, where the natural malolactic fermentation takes place.

Maturing
24 months in oak casks, 2 months in stainless steel vats, and 6 months in bottle.