Ruby-red colour tending to garnet. Intense perfume with clean scents of roses, liquorice, spices and aromatic herbs (wild mint). Full, elegant, and full-bodied flavour with recurring hints of the olfactory sensations. The soft color and the structure confirm it as an immediately pleasant, balanced and harmonious Barolo.The Barolo Coste di Rose reaches its maturity after 4 years from the harvest and matures further between 4 and 20 years.
Wine Maker Notes
VINIFICATION:The 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. Maceration of the skins lasts 10 days, during this 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 the 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. Here the wines keeps for a long time the post-fermentation temperature of 22 °C. In this way, the malolactic fermentation begins spontaneously and is completed within 2 months. AGING:The wine is initially aged for 2 years, a part in Slavonian oak barrels (30 or 36 hectoliters / 789-947 U.S. gallons), and the other part in small French oak barrels (225 liters) slightly toasted. The fining carries on in bottle, for 12 months, before going into the market.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.
14,50 Vol. %
An outstanding red wine for roasts, this Barolo well combines with main courses of red meats, braised dishes and aged and piquant cheeses. When aged at length, it makes a superb sipping wine. SERVING TEMPERATURE:18° degrees C. (64-68° F.)