Barolo docg Vignarionda 2006


Municipality of Serralunga d’Alba, Foglio n. 8,
Partcels n. 335, 340 
Vineyard surface area: 0,77 Ha

Age of vineyards
varies. The central and largest part, planted before the Oddero family bought the vineyard, probably dates back to 1972. The highest section with about 240 plants was planted in 1983, and the lowest section with about 300 plants in 2007. 

Our family began making Barolo Vignarionda in 1985, producing just a few bottles initially and continuing in the successive years with few exceptions. In fact, it was not produced in 1992, 1994, 2002, and in 2003 only 1,200 bottles were made.
Since 2010, annual production is between 2,700 and 3,000 bottles.

Climate in 2006
The winter was quite long, with abundant snowfall and rain.The weather was average up through the end of July, followed by a cooler-than-average August. Daytime temperatures rose again in September, accompanied by the return of rain. 

Harvest period for Nebbiolo: October 4, 2006

Yield 53 q/Ha

Fermentation and maceration
regular fermentation with pump-overs and delestage lasting 25 days

Time spent aging
January 1, 2007 to August 1, 2011 in Austrian oak barrels of 30 HL; from 2011 until today in the bottle..

Number of bottles in 0.75 l format: 2,660
Number of magnums in 1.5 l format: 153
Number of jeroboams in 3 l format: 20

Beginning in 2006, our family decided to give Barolo Vignarionda 10 years of aging in the cellar before release.

Tasting notes 
Color: intense garnet-ruby red, deep, limpid
Nose: notes of citrus, red current, forest underbrush, and wet limestone; the nose does not yet fully express itself, but is beginning to gain a broader range of aromas
Mouth: more relaxed compared to the nose, ample, very mineral, unaggressive tannins, long-lasting, without particularly astringent notes. 

La forma del vigneto ne giustifica il nome, Vigna Rionda, o Arionda, o Rotonda: bel vigneto, una conca di filari con giacitura completamente a pieno sole. Venne acquistata dalla famiglia Oddero nel 1985: la Vigna Rionda, come tutti i terreni di Serralunga, Castiglione Falletto e Monforte appartiene ad una particolare formazione geologica, detta Elveziano miocenico, di origine terziaria, ricca di depositi calcarei, marne, sabbie fini, arenarie, alternati a residui minerali di organismi animali e vegetali. Inoltre la Vigna Rionda è ben riparata dalla collina di Castelletto dai venti di Nord-Ovest, dai ritorni di freddo invernali; ha un microclima eccellente per la coltura della vite.



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