Grape-variety: Nebbiolo 100% Yield in wine: 65% Average yield: 52 hl per hectare
Growing location: this Barolo is the result of a
careful selection of grapes produced at Galarej’s vineyards.
Vineyard features: located mid- and high-hillside (300-400 m
asl) with various exposures (except for the north), they are
planted on soil of Miocene-Helvetian and Tortonian origin, which
is characteristically packed with limestone and marl.
Wine-making process: the fermentation is traditional, carried
out for an average of 8-10 days in stainless steel vats at a
controlled temperature (30-31° C) with a floating cap and
frequent pumping over of the must. The must is then left on the
skins for several days to optimize the extraction of the
polyphenolic substances and to help the malolactic fermentation
Ageing: at least two years in large casks made of oak (from
Slavonia and mid-France), followed by no less then twelve
months in the bottle.
Tasting characteristics: this wine is the result of a long ageing, and above all of the natural quality of the Nebbiolo grapes. It is robust, full-bodied and packed with structure and is capable of withstanding the test of time. Barolo has an attractive ruby-red colour with garnet
highlights which become orange with the passing of time. Its
bouquet is clean, full and intense, with the wine's typical traces
of withered flowers, dry leaves and underbrush.
Alcohol content: 13.5% Vol.
Pairings: ideal with rich red meats - varying according to the wine and
vintage - and medium and mature cheeses, they are also perfect
Serving temperature: 18° C Bottle size: Lt. 0.75, Lt. 1.5