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Barbaresco Valeirano 2011

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96 POINTS - JAMES SUCKLING      [Read More]

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3.0 Ha holdings in Valeirano vineyard, 50 year old vines, Treiso commune. Tortonian formation soils with a higher percentage of sandstone and limestone rocks. Holdings in Valeirano are at the top ridge (Bricco) of the cru. South and southwest exposure. Less fruit and more soil and minerality in Valeirano, very long lived wine. Production: 3,700 bottles. 


OVERVIEW

REGION: Piedmont
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APPELLATION: Barbaresco DOCG
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FERMENTATION: alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in rotofermenters at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in oak
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PRODUCTION: 3700 bottles
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COLOR / TYPE: Still
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VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
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MATURATION: entirely in new, medium toasted French oak for 20 – 22 months, transfer to stainless steal vats for 3 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 12 months
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