Barbaresco DOCG Asili 2014

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The name of the wine, Asili, refers to the Asili vineyard where the grapes are sourced.  This is one of the coveted cru sites of the Barbaresco production zone.  

Indigenous yeasts start the fermentation, which takes place in stainless steel.  A 10-15 day maceration period follows.  Malolactic conversion takes place over the winter following harvest, after which the wine is refined in medium to large barrels of up to 25HL capacity. 

Tasting Notes

This single-vineyard Barbaresco expresses a complex, ethereal bouquet with notes of dried cherries, roses, violets, licorice, and sweet tobacco.  On the palate, this wine highlights excellence in the range of Barbaresco.  Though capable of exciting the taste buds after just one year in bottle, this wine's true excellence shows after 5-10 years.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with a regional specialty like bollito misto alla Piemontese, a complex dish consisting of seven types of meat and seven different vegetables.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Barbaresco DOCG
Sub-zone:
Asili
Vineyard name:
The Asili vineyard
Vineyard size:
3 acres
Soil composition:
Silty-Loam
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
954-1,056 feet
Vines/acre:
1,720
Yield/acre:
1.6 tons
Exposure:
Southern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1970
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1974
Bottles produced of this wine:
3,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
14-15 days
Fermentation temperature:
72-82 °F
Maceration technique:
Punchdown
Length of maceration:
15-25 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques and Barrels
Size of aging container:
300 L and 25 HL
Age of aging container:
New-Eight years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
24 months
Length of bottle aging:
8 months

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