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Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Sarmassa 2007

Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Sarmassa 750ml 2007   
Sku: 1729489

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The southeast-facing Sarmassa vineyard is located on a hill with good slope. Despite the fact that the area is of Tortonian origin, there has been a significant amount of soil erosion, probably due to the steep slope of the hill. The soil is composed mainly of clay and limestone and has a very substantial percentage of stones. The high percentage of stones, combined with clay, limit the growth of Nebbiolo grape and allow the vines to react quickly to climactic variations, enabling clusters to achieve a perfect ripening. (On the sheet N.9 of the community of Barolo, lots 104, 149, 157, 303).

Tasting notes
Deep garnet red. Intense aroma with clean scents of wild rose, vanilla, licorice and spices. Feather the resin of pine and tobacco. Taste is full and elegant, full bodied, with tannins in evidence, with recurring olfactory sensations. Enjoyable are the spicy and woody notes that blend perfectly.

Wine maker notes
VINIFICATION: Maceration of the skins lasts about 10 days. During this time the fermenting must is regularly recycled from the bottom to the top of the tank in order to extract all the elements present on the skins and to take the color gently. Once the fermentation is finished the natural sugars of the grape are totally converted into alcohol. AGING: Then wine is racked into concrete tanks that are lined with fiberglass inside and insulated by cork. Here it maintains a temperature of about 22 degrees C. (72 F.) which will prompt the beginning of Malolactic Fermentation. The wine is aged for 2 years; a part in Slavonian oak barrels 30 or 35 hectoliters (789-947 U.S. gallons) and the other part in small French oak barrique (225 liters) that are moderately toasted The vineyard finds again its unity by assembling the wine in the traditional big oak barrels and ends the fining in the bottle for 12 months, before going into the market. The Barolo Sarmassa reaches its first signs of maturity after 8 years from the harvest. It continues to mature elegantly for a period of time and the between 8 and 30 years. The wine is, therefore, colorful, tannic and long-lived.

Technical notes
14,50 Vol. %

Food pairing
With its big structure, this wine is particularly adapted to main courses of red meats, braised dishes and game in general. An ideal accompaniment for cheeses and for local cuisine. SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18 degrees C. (64-68 F.)

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Regional Wineries:
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barolo
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Still wine
Reg. 106.59
On Sale $85.29
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