This Barolo comes from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Sarmassa vineyard in Barolo, consisting of 26.3% sand, silt for 43.2%, and 30.5% clay; the exposure of the vines is south-west and the altitude is 300 meters above sea level. In the vineyard the counter-espalier is used as a training method with Guyot potatuta, the plant density is 3,700 vines / ha with 1,0 m x 2,7 m. The vinification and aging system is traditional, with long macerations and the use of large barrels. The company adopts the agriculture typology in a certified organic regime.
Wine capable of evolving and growing for many years.
Taste it at a temperature of 16 ° -18 ° C combined with a braised capon.
It has a splendid ruby red color with a garnet-tinged nail. The nose has floral notes of violet, fruity flavors of cherry and plum jam, tertiary hints of mint and licorice. The taste is elegant and structured, full, fragrant and vibrant, with tannins still energetic but being integrated. The persistence is long and balsamic.
SARMASSA VINEYARDS - MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SOIL
The land of this vineyard, like the whole part of the Municipality of Barolo bordering the Municipality of La Morra, is mainly constituted by the MARNE DI SANT'AGATA FOSSILI (TOV). The wines produced are of higher quality in the dry years, in fact the greater percentage of clay and silt ensures greater water retention with consequent lesser stress on the part of the vines that live in this area. Another label not always marketed by the company is the one produced by the particle formerly known as Bricco, which despite being vinified separately before bottling is compared to the other particles belonging to the same vineyard with tastings involving wine lovers and technicians from whom result it will be decided whether to sell them separately or under the sole denomination Sarmassa.