2016 Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo
Red • Piemonte • Barolo DOCG • Italy • 100% Nebbiolo
2016 Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo, Piemonte, Italy, Barolo DOCG
The Marchesi di Barolo historical cellars are located in the town of Barolo, in the building overlooking the Castle of the Marquis Falletti.
It is here that more than 200 years ago a beautiful story began. The story of a wine cellar where, in the heart of the Langhe area and protected by gentle hills, a wine was born.
No one at that time could imagine that it was destined one day to be king: the King of Wines, the Wine of the Kings.
Today the Abbona Family continues the work that began more than two centuries ago producing high quality wines. Modernity and tradition meet here in the cellar and where a great heritage of vineyards and knowledge has been passed down from parents to children for over five generations.
The grapes used in the production of this wine come from vineyards located on hills with good slope, characterized by predominantly calcareous clay soil, interspersed with compact layers of sandstone and covered with fine quartz sand and fine silt. The grapes can bring an abundance of trace elements and ensuring a broad and immediate expression of the bouquet.
Grapes are quickly brought to the cellar for destalking and soft pressing, to extract from the peel and the outer area of the grape only the most noble and aromatic fractions.
The wine is aged for 2 years, a part in Slavonian oak barrels and the other part in French oak barrels (30 and 120 hectoliters). The fining carries on in bottle, for 12 months, before going into the market.
The Barolo reaches its maturity after 4 years from the harvest and matures further between 4 and 20 years.