Barolo DOCG

Fossati

2020

Poderi Gagliardo - Barolo Fossati

Vintage desctiption

Fossati is the smallest plot we grow. It is a vineyard that always gives great results. It is a little sensitive to downy mildew but easily manageable with our biological defense. In 2013 we decided to replace the clone over grafting the wood from the mass selection of the Lazzarito vineyard. It is a vineyard with a slightly late cycle, it buds late and is generally harvested last but always with excellent results. Fossati just has to be waited for, here more than in other vineyards the courage to wait in picking plays a very important role.

The 2020 vintage had been marked by a great vegetative balance in Fossati. Early budding as in the other crus but about a week after the others. The rains of May and June kept us busy in the biological fight but, thanks to the promptness of the interventions we maintained an excellent defense. The early summer rains led to bunches that tended to be bigger than in previous years, and the thinning operations were fundamental to rebalancing production to make the most of the Fossati microclimate.


Grapes: Nebbiolo
Harvest: 13 October 2020
Village: Barolo
MeGa (Cru): Fossati
Maceration: 12 days
FML: 100%
Aging: 4 small barrels of 228 lt and 7 years old
Aging duration: 30 months
Bottling: 6 July 2023


Data

Alcohol: 14,50 % Total acidity: 6,19 g/L – Dry extract: 31,3 g/L


Winemaking notes

A lush , mouth filling style, featuring concentrate of fruits, asian ripe plums and concentre cherry and red apple mint smoothie on a subtle cyclamen and gentian flowers. Light seawater scents lead and open up to a delicate under layers of lichen, eucalypt and balm leaf. Dry and refined tannins are rightly balanced with a juicy blackberry and bloody orange sweet acidity. Distinctive. In 2020 we’ve produced 836 bottles.