Barolo DOCG Prapò 2013

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This wine takes its name from the prestigious Prapò vineyard which was one of the first properties owned by the Ceretto family in Barolo.  This vineyard has one of the best exposures on the eastern slopes of Serralunga d'Alba, a world-renowned commune within Barolo. 

Following a fermentation in stainless steel tanks, which is induced by native yeasts, the wine is aged for a period of 12 months in 300L French oak barrels (50% new; 50% second passage).  The wine is then transferred to very large oak casks where it continues to refine before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Garnet in color with ruby red highlights, the wine has an expressive nose with aromas of red cherries, red plums, dried rose petals, sweet spices, and vanilla.  On the palate, the wine is vibrant and harmonious with refreshing acidity balanced by firm, ripe tannins.  Red fruits mingle with lightly perfumed floral flavors leading to a long, impressive finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with pan-seared steaks, duxelles, Beef Wellington, and grilled meats such as lamb, pork or beef.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Barolo DOCG
Vineyard name:
The Prapò vineyard
Vineyard size:
6 acres
Soil composition:
Silty-Loam
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
1,023-1,224 feet
Vines/acre:
1,720
Yield/acre:
1.8 tons
Exposure:
Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1971
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1976
Bottles produced of this wine:
5,000
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:
Punchdown
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

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