Winery Lab.

Barolo D.O.C.G. “ESSENZE”

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Hello, my name is Vito and I am very happy to talk with you about some Italian wines. I landed in Shanghai in 2005, since then i have been engaged in the wine business. I come from a small city within the Chianti area and obviously we are quiet used to drink our Sangiovese juice. I was a bit surprised then to learn, among many other things that in China, one wine was considered the best: Barolo! Many in China refer to Barolo as the “king of the wine”, I thought it was a way to express recognition to Barolo, but later on I also learned a funny story I wasn’t aware of: hundreds years ago French and England used to be always engaged in wars between them, at some point the King of England decided that they shouldn’t source Bordeaux wines from France any longer, and while searching for a substitute with the same fine quality they chose Barolo, from there the nickname “the wine of the king” and “the king of the wine”.

 

 

TERREDAVINO is surrounded by the picturesque vineyards of the Langhe district, one of the most renowned vine growing areas of the world. A winery with unique driving philosophy: “only wines from Piedmont and only wines that have the appellation disciplined by DOC or DOCG regulation”.

 

BAROLO: made out of Nebbiolo grapes, it must age at least 3 year of which minimum 2 in wood barrels, minimum 13% alcohol. It is a DOCG (denomination of Origin Controlled and Guaranteed), which means the wine must be grown, harvested and bottled in the estate within the Barolo region (which includes only 15 villages in The Langhe, Piedmont Province)

 

  BAROLO D.O.C.G. “ESSENZE”

 

 

 

 

 Grape variety:                  100% nebbiolo
 Average yield:                  40 hl/hectare
 Alcohol:                            14.0% vol.
 Residual sugar:                < 2 gr./l
 Total acidity:                      5.50 gr/l ± 0.5
 Serving temperature:        18–20°C

 

Vineyard location and profile: Barolo DOCG Essenze is a Barolo blend of the finest pedigree. It is the unique balance given by selected small lots of cru-grown Barolos from prestigious vineyards: La Volta in Barolo, Ravera in Novello, Montanello and Scarrone in Castiglione Falletto, Bussia in Monforte, and Annunziata in La Morra.

Winemaking and ageing: Following the traditional local winemaking practice of blending together various separate lots to compose a Barolo, we achieved a Barolo of superb quality. Despite utilising traditional winemaking practices, our house style is evident, which emphasises full-bodied wines with emphatic fruit, and optimal equilibrium among all components as well. After maceration on the skins for some 25 days, malolactic fermentation was completed in steel, and the wine then matured in oak for 24 months.

 

SENSORY PROFILE

Colour: Ruby tending to garnet
Bouquet: Intense and remarkably complex, exhibiting generous nuances of violets, tar, and vanilla
Palate: Dry, generous, and warm, with impressive body and texture, and a longlingering finish.

AWARDS: 92 points on Wine Spectator, 91 points on Wine Enthusiast, 2 Bicchieri on Gambero Rosso wine guide

 

by Vito Donatiello