Printi Roero Riserva DOCG 2013

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Monchiero Carbone introduced Printi Rosso in 1997 in an effort to produce a wine comparable to the famed structured Piedmontese reds.  Their goal was to create a wine that would lend itself to long periods of aging without forfeiting the Roero Nebbiolo's characteristic elegance.  Here, on the limy, east-facing soil of Frailin hill, the grapes benefit from dry, hot summer days and the autumn sun's lingering, lukewarm rays.  Fermentation is always long and slow, after which, the wine is drawn off into different barrels, where it completes malolactic fermentation and ages for at least 24 months.

Tasting Notes

The wine is expansive and fruity on the nose, with black cherry, licorice, and rose aromas.  On the palate Printi is dry and dominated by elegant Roero tannins.

Food Pairing

The structure and concentration demand richer, tastier dishes, such as casseroles or braised beef in red wine, roast goose, or wild boar stew.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Roero DOCG
Vineyard name:
Printi
Vineyard size:
6.2 acres
Soil composition:
Clay and lime
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
1,155 feet
Vines/acre:
1,800
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Exposure:
Western
Year vineyard planted:
1994
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
1994
Bottles produced of this wine:
10,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15 days
Fermentation temperature:
82 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers, delestage
Length of maceration:
21 days days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
50% new, 50% 2-3 years old
Type of oak:
French: Burgundy
Length of aging before bottling:
24 months
Length of bottle aging:
12 months

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