Terre da Vino Barolo Paesi Tuoi 2005
Vineyard location and profile: With a rich historical tradition, the “Paesi Tuoi” Barolo is the product of a skilful blend of carefully selected lots from two distinct areas. The Helvetian soils of Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga and Monforte produce Barolos of great character and structure, while the Tortonian terrain of Barolo, La Morra and Verduno yields more elegant and fragrant wines. The assembling of the cuvée, or blend, utilised by négociants from the beginning of the 20th century on, is the method we follow, since it ensures wines of outstanding finesse and balance. Vinification and ageing: Vinification adheres strictly both to traditional procedures and to the official regulations for Barolo. A 20-25-day fermentation at ca. 30oC guarantees adequate tannin and extraction for the formation of a complex and cellar-worthy structure. The wine then goes to large oak botti where it matures for at least two years, followed by another year in glass to achieve perfect balance. The “Paesi Tuoi” Barolo is ready to leave our cellars four years after its harvest date; it can be enjoyed at that point or it can be given an additional 10-15 years’ cellaring by the consumer.
Excellent wine with red meat (filet mignon)