ROERO RISERVA - Valmaggiore - 6 bottles
Bottle Size: 75 cl
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5 %
Grape: Nebbiolo 100%
Vineyard: Subzone of Valmaggiore in Vezza d’Alba, Piedmont. Valmaggiore is a known and celebrated zone for the quality of its Nebbiolo’s. The area was utilized for vineyard cultivation already in 1640. Position is southwest, and the average age of the vineyards in 30 years.
Type of soil: Sandy
Wine-making process: In order to get the highest quality of grapes, during harvest, thinning of the vines at two different times (beginning and late August) is guaranteeing the production. The grapes are shaded
from their exceptional exposure to the sun by their leaves, effectively halting the drying that such strong heat would provoke. The harvest is carried out in two periods with one week in between.
Fermentation begins in steel for 10 - 15 days, while maceration can last longer than 30 days, after which the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation for 16-18 months in wooden barrels. The wine after that transferred to stainless steel and bottled in August.
Tasting notes: Rich and complex with immediate scent and hints of violet, raspberry, blackberry and elegant touches of spice. It is rich and well-structured in the mouth, which begins with a sensations of violet and cacao and ends in the intense tannins that carry on its taste perceptions for very long aftertaste.
Serving Suggestions: Outstanding with roasted, braised, game dishes, crockpot meat and ripe, firm, tasty cheeses.
Recommended serving temperature: 18o C
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