Marchesi di Barolo Langhe Rosso 2016
Langhe Rosso is crafted at the Marchesi di Barolo historical cellars. Located in the town of Barolo, in a building overlooking the Castle of the Marquis Falletti.
The story of a wine cellar where (in the heart of the Langhe area and protected by gentle hills) a wine was born. This wine was called Barolo after the town where it was produced for the first time. No one at that time could imagine that it was destined one day to be king: the King of Wines, the Wine of the Kings.
Today the Abbona Family continues the work that began more than two centuries ago of producing high quality wines that continue to enrich, year after year. The history of this important cellar is where a combination of modernity and tradition continue to consistently produce world class wines. A great heritage of vineyards and knowledge has been passed down from parents to children for over five generations and will continue to be passed down to future generations.
Soil: The vines are grown with Guyot system on hills with favourable inclines and terrains that are prevalently calcareous-clayey and alternating with layers of whitish marl.
Weather conditions: With Piedmonte being surrounded on three sides by the Alps, it has an interesting georgraphy that influences the weather and climate. The geography of Piedmont is 43.3% mountainous, along with extensive areas of hills (30.3%) and plains (26.4%).
Piedmont has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate.
Wine making / Ageing: Langhe Rosso is made from grapes that are collected exclusively by hand and then brought to the cellar for de-stalking and soft pressing. The grapes undergo fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks at 28 degrees C. Maceration finishes at the end of the alcoholic fermentation.
Wine is racked when it is almost completely dry to enhance its peculiar fruity taste. The fermentation is completed slowly and at a much lower temperatures.
Langhe Rosso is then further aged for 12 months in little barrels of Slavonian and French oak.
Tasting: This wine should be decanted. Langhe Rosso is ruby in colour with violet shades. It has fruity aroma with wild berries perfumes that are well matched with spiced notes of cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg.
Dry taste and pleasantly harmonic due to the low acidity. Well-bodied with slightly bittter taste that recalls the olfactory sensations.
Food Pairing: A classic wine for the whole meal. It is a fine accompaniment for appetizers, introductory and main-course dishes that are meat based.