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2008 Gagliasso Barolo Riserva

Producer: Azienda Agricola Gagliasso
Country/Region: Italy - Piemonte - [Italy - Piemonte]
Ratings:
WE
89

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.

2008 Gagliasso Barolo Riserva

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.


Pairings:

There's a gritty, sandy quality to the tannins that would cut through roast pork stuffed with prunes.

Product Formats:

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