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)|
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.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|I0EE900017NBL||750ml||6||Glass||7 84585 01545 0||1 07 84585 01545 7||$125.00|
"This shows evolved aromas of stewed plum, resin, varnish and leather with a whiff of vanilla. The palate offers dried black cherry steeped in spirits, black pepper, notes of espresso, mocha and baking spice alongside soft, muted tannins. Drink through 2018. "
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2014), 89 pts
"Here's a meaty, masculine Barolo Riserva that is redolent of barbecue smoke, mesquite, teriyaki sauce, bresaola and candied fruit. There's a gritty, sandy quality to the tannins that would cut through roast pork stuffed with prunes. — M.L. "
- Wine Enthusiast (September 2013), 91 pts
"(a blend of Torriglione and Rocche dell' Annunziata): Saturated deep red. Slightly funky aromas of red fruits, prune and old barrel; a bit porty. Then much fresher in the mouth, but still with some funky barrel notes to the red fruit and licorice flavors. Very ripe for 2006, with the oak notes giving the wine a high-toned quality. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins. - Stephen Tanzer "
- Vinous (November 2013), 90 pts