2008 Gagliasso Barolo Riserva
Producer: Azienda Agricola Gagliasso
Country/Region: Italy - Piemonte - [Italy - Piemonte]
Complex and intense aromas of red fruits intermixed with licorice, prune, leather, smoke and notes of toasty oak and vanilla. Full-bodied on the palate with loads of ripe dried and candied fruits, pepper and mocha.
The wine comes in a 6 bottle wooden box.
|Vintage: ||2008||Grape Varietals: ||100% Nebbiolo||ABV: ||14.5%|
|Aging: ||12 months in French oak barrels (50% new oak and 50% 2 years)|
|Serving Temp: ||60-65°F|
|Production: ||1500 bottles|Wine Making Notes:
Torriglione 50% Rocche dell’Annunziata 50%
Average density of vines: 5500 vines per hectare
Method of cultivation: classical Guyot method with medium-short pruning;
3 vineyards - two with western exposure and one with a south-facing slope.
Green harvest in two different times with reduction of grapes with a production per hectare around 5500 kg . The grapes are harvested very ripe with a meticulous selection; the fermentation took place in stainless steel vats with temperature control. The fermentation is around 33-34°C with 15-17 days of maceration ; malolattic fermentation took place spontaneously in stainless steel vats. After malolattic fermentation the wine stays for 12 months in French oak barrels (50% new oak and 50% 2 years); after this period the barrels are blended (50% Torriglione and 50%Rocche dell’Annunziata) in old barrels for 48 months. The wine is bottled and refined for 10-12 months.
There's a gritty, sandy quality to the tannins that would cut through roast pork stuffed with prunes.
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||SCC - case
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||1 07 84585 01545 7