Colour: Intense garnet red color
Scent in perfume: Ethereal bouquet with hints of spices mixed with ripe red fruit.
Flavour: Warm, round and structured flavor, with austere and persistent tannins, but well combined in the wine’s body.
Product name: Barolo DOCG Gattera
Country/Region: Italia – Piemonte
Number of bottles produced: 2500-3000
Method: vinification in red, alcoholic fermentation and maceration (cold during the first 2 days at 9°C) in steel tanks at controlled temperatures with frequent pumping over and pressing down for 20-25 days, during which 2 pump-overs are carried out per day.
After racking, the wine is decanted a couple of times to eliminate the residues precipitated during the transferring process. Then malolactic fermentation is carried out in wood along with battonage (stirring) on the lees, followed by 24 months aging. After bottling, carried out in August of the third year, the wine ages in the bottles for at least 12 months.
Temperature: max 28° C in thermo-conditioned tanks
Lenght: 20-25 days
Malolactic: yes, in wood
Age of barrels: 30% new- 35% di un passaggio – 35% of a passage – 35% of 2° passage
Barrels type: 70% barrique – 30% tonneau
Wood type: French oak Allier
Level of toast: medium
Percentage of new barrel: 30%
Aging time in wood: 24 months
Minimum aging in bottle: 12 months
% of Grape/Cépage: 100% nebbiolo
Soil: clay – limestone
Exposure: East, South-East
Agricultural method: guyot
Year of plantation: 1950
Date of harvest: first half of October
Type of harvest: hand harvest
Cork size: 24×49 mm
Cork material: cork
Bottle type: Bordolese
Number of bottles per box: 6-12