Bricco delle Viole
With one eye on the past while boldly looking to the future, roots as deep as the wrinkles furrowing a forehead capture the shy smile on the face of the farmer as he lovingly describes that special vineyard, that micro zone or that micro world that thrives on personality.
This is the case of Barolo Bricco delle Viole, a pure expression of terroir and altitude from vineyards which are among the most elevated in Barolo, ranging between 420 and 480 meters.
Picked by hand into small 20kg boxes in the first 10 days of October
The traditional-style vinification lasting 30 -40 days takes place partly in wooden vats and partly in concrete tanks, pumping the must over the floating cap 2-3 times a day for the first 15 days without the addition of yeasts. During maceration on the skins for a further 15-20 days, the ancient practice is followed of using wooden staves to completely submerge the cap of skins into the new wine while it is still undergoing fermentation.
In large wooden vats and casks holding 25 and 50 hectoliters for 18-24 months in pursuit of the finesse and elegance that are typical of Barolo, then a further stay in concrete casks for 6-12 months. Maturation in the bottle follows for at least 9-18 months prior to the wine’s release.
Powerful and complex, bold and exuberant. Rich tannins make a big impact on the palate, balancing nicely though with the wine’s great structure. The bouquet is expansive, intense, citrusy and balsamic, with a vibrant, deep ruby color and extreme freshness on the mouth. Barolo Bricco delle Viole will reach polished maturity on its coming of age at 18.