I has really been a tiring and difficult year. Now that harvest is over as well as the huge annual task of vinification in the cellar, we are finally able to relax a little
I has really been a tiring and difficult year. Now that harvest is over as well as the huge annual task of vinification in the cellar, we are finally able to relax a little, collect the first technical data, and consider our first impressions of the vintage. This year all of the wines have already completed the malolactic fermentation. For us, this is a good result: sometimes with the new wines the malolactic takes place naturally before winter, while at other times we have to wait until spring.
The alcohol levels of the wines are as follows:
Dolcetto d'Alba 12.5% vol
Barbera d'Alba 13.5% vol
Langhe Nebbiolo 14% vol
Barolo Cascina Fontana 14%
Barolo from the comune of Castiglione Falletto 14%
The technical data from the harvest confirms that the wines produced have real potential, characterised by the optimum acidity and good levels of alcohol. Here are the first tasting notes from wines tasted from the vat:
Dolcetto d'Alba and Barbera d'Alba are good typical examples of both of these varieties. They are already pleasing not just to taste but even to drink! Both currently have a ruby colour with violet reflections, and a taste that is fresh and elegant. What is most surprising is their persistence in the mouth, simple wines that are always harmonious. The Langhe Nebbiolo, by contrast, has not yet found its perfect equilibrium: therefore it is not easy at this time to give an accurate indication of how it will evolve, as is the case with both Barolo Cascina Fontana and Barolo from the comune of Castiglione Falletto. We will need to be patient and wait some time longer before we will be able to give a proper (even if still only provisional) judgement. Suffice to say that these last three wines are all demonstrating the classic and characteristic signs of Nebbiolo from a good year.