Barolo DOCG Bricco Rocche 2009

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Bricco Rocche, located in Castiglione Falletto, is entirely owned by Ceretto.  While "bricco" refers to the "top of the hill" and is usually where the best exposures are found, "rocche" refers to the cliffs surrounding the vineyard.  The wine is aged for 30 months in new and seasoned oak with an additional year of refinement in bottle.

Tasting Notes

This wine has a deep garnet color with crimson hues.  Complex aromas of cherries, raisins, dried flowers, smoky vanilla, and cigar box are apparent on the nose while flavors of red fruits and sweet spices abound on the palate.  This is a rich, full-bodied wine with velvety soft tannins and balanced acidity and a long, appealing finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with somewhat more exotic dishes like profiterole consommé or bacon-wrapped brown sugar-crusted venison loin.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Barolo DOCG
Vineyard name:
The Bricco Rocche vineyard
Vineyard size:
3 acres
Soil composition:
Silty-Loam
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
1,030-1,122 feet
Vines/acre:
1,720
Yield/acre:
1.6 tons
Exposure:
Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1982
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
1982
Bottles produced of this wine:
6,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature:
72-82 °F
Maceration technique:
Submerged-Cap Fermentation
Length of maceration:
15-25 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
300 L
Age of aging container:
New-Five years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
30 months
Length of bottle aging:
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
15.0 %
pH level:
3.4
Residual sugar:
1.0 g/L
Acidity:
6.0 g/L
Dry extract:
28.7 g/L

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