Country of Origin: Italy - Piemonte
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Food Pairing: it is a perfect accompaniment to traditional Langhe egg pasta, tajarin and ravioli del plin; with roasts, boiled meats, braised meats and game. It is the ideal companion for goat's milk cheeses and mature hard cheeses.
Deacnting Times: 4 hours
Winemaking: The grapes are collected exclusively by hand and quickly taken to the cellar where they aredestemmed and softly pressed to extract only the most noble and aromatic parts from the skins andthe outer portion of the grape. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in thermoconditioned tanks. Maceration lasts for 10 days. During this time, the wine is regularly recycled fromthe bottom to the top of the tank so that the must takes on all the trace elements present in theskins and delicately extracts the color. The first racking is done when the natural sugars of the grapesare totally converted to alcohol. The wine is racked in cement tanks, which are lined with fiberglassand isolated by cork to maintain the post-fermentation temperature of 22℃ (72℉) for an extendedperiod. In this way, malolactic fermentation starts spontaneously, ending after two months.
AGEING:The wine ages for two years: a part in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 or 35 hectoliters (792-924 U.S.gallons) and the other part in small French medium-toasted oak barrels (225 liters / 59 U.S.gallons). The two parts are then blended in traditional big oak barrels and the wine completes itsfining in the bottle before going onto the market. Barolo Sarmassa reaches maturity after 8 yearsfrom harvest and its peak condition is between 8 and 30 years of age, making this wine structured,colorful, tannic and long-lasting.
Tasting Notes: Barolo Sarmassa is characterized by its deep garnet red color. Its nose is intense and has distinct traces of wild rose, vanilla, licorice and spices, as well as delicate pine resin and tobacco aromas. The taste is full and elegant, full-bodied with evident tannins. The pleasant spicy and woody properties blend perfectly.
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Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Sarmassa DOCG
Acidity 10/10, Sweetness 0/10, Tannin 9/10