Barolo Le Coste
This is the first cru Barolo of Amalia Cascina in Langa, a single-vineyard wine made with a selection of grapes from the prestigious Le Coste vineyard.
The vineyard has marly-clay soils rich in lime, which, for over thirty years, have given the vines the capacity to generate a structured Barolo characterised by volume, yet smooth, warm and pleasant on the palate.
Vinification — The grapes are grown in a single vineyard and harvested by hand. Fermentation, with long maceration on skins for about 20-30 days, depending on seasonal progress, is carried out in compliance with tradition.
After maceration, this wine undergoes malo-lactic fermentation and ages in large French oak (Allier) barrels with a capacity of 2600 litres for about two and a half years. It is then bottled and left to age in the bottle before release for sale.
Appellation — Barolo D.O.C.G
Municipality — Monforte d’Alba
Grape variety — 100% Nebbiolo
Surface area — 1 ha in the “Le Coste” area of Monforte.
Colour — Garnet red tending towards orange with age.
Aroma — Complexity and great variety of aromas, with typical varietal notes. A scent of rose stands out particularly over violet in the bouquet when it is still very young.
Scents of hazelnut, thyme and brushwood characterise the nose of this Barolo, which releases scents of candied fruit, eucalyptus and truffle as it ages, accompanied by roast coffee, chocolate and liquorice.
Flavour — Great structure and volume in a warm, enveloping wine, where tannic, acid and smooth sensations come together to create a unique, persistent and delicious perception.
Yield — 6.0 tonnes/ha
Vineyards — “Le Coste” in Monforte, exposed east/southeast, average altitude 400 m above sea level, the last hills of Barolo towards Serralunga. Marly-clay soils with lots of lime, belonging to the Formation of Lequio of the Serravallian/Tortonian period. Average age of vineyards: 30 years.
Vine training system — Guyot
Plant density — 5000 vines per hectare