“The classicism of the Barbaresco” – a medium-bodied, elegant and fruit-driven Nebbiolo, fantastic value!
This Barbaresco wine is produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes harvested in the Crü Rizzi. Rizzi winery could only benefit the blending of different vineyards, different for the age, for exposure, for characteristic that every plot can give to the wine. The Rizzi vineyards are extensive, so it is not surprise that within it, there are substantial variations in aspect and altitude. It’s for this that our Barbaresco is so particular, and the Rizzi hill is incontestably one of the most famous in the Langhe area.
The grapes are handpicked in the beginning of October (with small variations depending on the weather). Fermentation and Maceration occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, not exceeding values of 30-32°C, for a period of 20-25 days. Following the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked and undergoes a malolactic fermentation, which normally lasts a month. Aging takes place for about 12-15 months in oak barrels (50 hectolitres), then in concrete and steel tanks for 12 months and then in bottles before the selling 3 years after the harvest.
Sensory profile: Garnet colour with orange reflections, typical of Nebbiolo. The nose has a fragrant and crisp aroma, with hints of red fruits and flavours of berries, and herbs, with floral and spicy notes. On the palate shows a great texture and tannic structure, with a nice sweetness, delicacy, elegance, great balance and fine tannins and a long finish, fruity and nervous.
Food Matching: Enjoy slightly cooled (18°C) with pasta with game sauces, roast and braised meats, stewed game, wild boar stew, roasts and mature cheeses such as pecorino and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Residual sugar: 0.5 g/L
Acidity: 5.88 g/L (sugar/acidity ratio: 0.09 = very dry)