Barolo docg Vignarionda 2007
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Municipality of Serralunga d’Alba, Foglio n. 8, Partcels n. 335, 340
Vineyard surface area: 0,7712 Ha
Elevation: 360 m above sea level, on the top of the hill
Age of vineyard
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
Harvest period for Nebbiolo Vignarionda grape: September 24, 2007
the grapes were harvested by hand into 18 kg crates and bunches manually selected. The crates were transported to the winery and the grapes sorted by conveyor-belt prior to entry in the de-stemming and crushing machine
the pressed grapes were moved to 50 hl fermenting vats, where they underwent alcoholic fermentation with daily racking and returning for approximately 19 days.
Time spent aging
devatting and malolactic fermentation, then decanting and ageing in Austrian oak for 40 months, from November 2007 to March 2011
December 19, 2012
Number of bottles in 0.75 l format: 2,763
Number of magnums in 1.5 l format: 200
Number of jeroboams in 3 l format: 20
the bottles were stored in racks each holding 560 bottles in our storage cellar at a controlled temperature of around 15 °C and 70% humidity Beginning in 2006, our family decided to give Barolo Vignarionda 10 years of aging in the cellar before release.
Released for sale
early September 2017
Garnet red in colour, with a complex bouquet of dark fruit, blackberries and rose, and balsamic notes of tobacco, liquorice and quina. In the mouth, the wine displays firm tannins, freshness, persistence and longevity.