2012 Negretti Bricco Ambrogio Barolo DOCG • 0.75 l • Rosso

Ruby red in colour with garnet hinges. Powerful and delicate bouquet with a spicy note and traces of small fruits which are accentuated and perfected by being refined in noble wood. Dry of taste, intense and full, with the right tannin richness and velvety.

goats and sheep cheeses.

Climate:
the Piedmont wine region has a colder, continental winter climate, and significantly lower rainfall due to the rain shadow effect of the Alps.

Underground:
the soil is dominantly calcareous marl with some limestone.

Vinification:
Comes from Nebbiolo grapes produced in a particularly suitable sub-zone, named Bricco Ambrogio in the town of Roddi. It is a spendid, but nearly unknown cru. The grapes arrive in the winery to be selected, picked and pressed. The most obtained, ferments at a controlled temperature with a 14/16 day maceration using the “cappello sommerso” method. After drawing, the wine first matures in French Allier kegs for 18 months, and successively in 20 hl oak casks for about 6 months. After that, one more year of bottle aging before the commercialization.