Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco
|Garnet-red color with ruby highlights. Intense perfume with clean scents of ripe fruit, dog roses, tobacco and spices. Full, elegant and austere flavor with a good body and lingering hints of the olfactory sensations.
| Wine Advocate 92 points (Jun 2013)
The 2010 Barbaresco offers a classic portrait of a beautiful wine in a celebrated vintage. There’s not much to criticize here: The fruit is fleshy and lively, the aromas are intense and well-defined, and the finish is long and juicy. There’s a playful dusting of white pepper that works exceptionally well to add focus and overall sharpness. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Wine Spectator 88 points (Apr 30 2014)
A mix of cherry, tobacco and balsamic flavors marks this lean, firm Barbaresco, which, though fluid, offers a dense base of tannins, leaving a dry impression on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2025. 300 cases imported. BS
|Wine maker notes
Grapes are collected exclusively by hand, quickly brought to the cellar for destalking and soft pressing. The grapes undergo fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks 28 – 30° degrees C. (82-86° F.).
Maceration of the skins lasts 8 days, during which time the fermenting wine is regularly recycled from the bottom to the top of the tank in order to take all the elements present on skins and to extract the color slowly and softly. Once the fermentation is finished the natural sugars of the grapes are totally converted to alcohol.
The wine is then racked into concrete tanks, that are lined with fiberglass and insulated by cork where it remains for a long time the post-fermentation temperature. In these concrete tanks, Malolactic fermentation begins spontaneously and is completed generally in December.
The wine is aged for one year, a part in Slavonian oak barrels and the other part in French oak barrels (30 hectoliters / 789 U.S. gallons), afterwards it is blended in one large classic cask of Slavonian oak.
The fining carries on in bottle, for 12 months, before going into the market.
The Barbaresco Tradizione reaches its maturity after 3 years from the harvest and matures further between 3 and 20 years.
|13,50 Vol. %.
|This wine with a big structure complements red meats, stewed dishes and aged cheeses.
18° degrees C. (64-68° F.)