BAROLO DOCG RISERVA DELL’ULIVO
Denomination: Barolo docg RISERVA
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Origin: Serralunga d’Alba (CN)
Alcohol: 14 % vol.
Total Acidity: 5.5% g/l.
Dry Extract: 28 g/l.
Vinification: Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, with daily pumping-over and post-fermentation maceration with submerged cap.
Ageing: After the alcoholic fermentation, Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged for 48 months in Slavonian oak barrels. During this period, the wine is racked and then the barrels are topped off as needed in order to maintain the potential the vineyard has to offer.
Bottle Ageing: 12 months.
In the heart of our Arione Estate, an olive tree has survived cold Piedmontese winters for more than 100 years, a testament to the exceptional microclimate of this unique position. In the best vintages, grapes from the Ulivo vineyard (approximately 2 acres or 0.8 Ha) reach a degree of ripeness and intensity of perfume that give the wine its extraordinary bouquet. It is aged for more than four years in the barrel and then the bottle only in the fifth year can the wine legally become a Riserva. Approximately 3,900 bottles are produced (only in the best vintages).
Intense garnet-red with lively orange highlights
Complex, ethereal and earthy. Rich with aromas of licorice, black cherry, dried figs and plums, with notes of clove, smoke and slate.
A powerful structure, warm and intense, as only Barolo from Serralunga can be. Dry, yet balanced and dense, with a long finish and a pleasant aftertaste known in French as “goudron”.
Meat dishes, such as braised meat (Brasato al Barolo) and game, and aged cheeses.