Barolo Docg

Fossati

2017

BAROLO-FOSSATI-2016

Vintage description

The 2017 vintage was warm and dry. The slight vegetative advance coincided with a particularly intense spring frost that effected many parts of Europe. This was the first cause if quantity decrease. The scarcity of rainfall was the second cause. At a physiological level the plants have exploited the little rain at the beginning of September to the fullest, and therefore on average the grapes are smaller and more concentrated with a perfect even ripening.


Grapes: Nebbiolo

Harvest: 5 October 2017

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: 13 July 2020


Data:

Alcohol: 14,50 % vol

Total acidity: 6,38 g/L

Dry extract: 30,5 g/L


Notes

This vintage produced 1088 bottles, 50 magnums and 3 double magnums. The position of this small cru produces a wine with particular freshness and balsamic notes. The vintage is expressed with great freshness, with the typical balanced character of the municipality of Barolo.