The 2018 winter was long and with a lot of rain. This played an important role in re-esthablishing the water balance after the heat of 2017. Spring had a slow start and only in mid-July the temperature did rise significantly. This allowed for a fast ripening without however anticipating the harvest that enjoyed a very favorable September. Infact the climate of September and early October allowed us to leave the grapes on the plant longer where necessary. 2018 has been defined as a “traditional harvest” with great balance of its components.
Harvest: first week of October 2018
Villages: La Morra, Monforte, Serralunga, Barolo, Verduno
Maceration: 10-14 days depending on vineyards
Final blend: June 2021
Aging: 35hl big cask
Aging duration: 24 month
Bottling: first week of July 2021
Alcohol: 14,50 % – Total acidity: 5,74 g/L – Dry extract: 30,2 g/L
Hallmarks of Barolo classico are the effusive aroma of cherries and plum skin, lively refined tannins. Subtle cranberries, rose and violet petals. Scrubs of salty and meaty flavors and with support from liquorice dust and rhubarb. Harness introduction to Barolo with sociable character. In 2018 we’ve produced 26.450 bottles.