Marcarini Barolo ‘Brunate’ DOCG 2018, Piedmont, Italy

Classic is a keyword in the Marcarini philosophy. Ideally poised between traditional and modern, the wines are characterized by both a voluptuous, embracing style and the superb longevity and blockbuster structure of Piedmont’s best. Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo. Vineyards: From La Morra and Barolo, Piedmont. Exposure: South. Altitude: 300 meters (984 feet) above sea level. Soil: Calcareous clay with high magnesium content. Vine Training: Free-standing espalier with ‘Guyot’ pruning. Vine Age: 32 and 41 years. Vine Density: 4,000 vines per hectare. Vinification Process: The hand-picked grapes are selected in the vineyard before being approved to harvest. Vinification in stainless steel and concrete tanks under a controlled temperature of 86 degrees F. The wine macerates for 30-40 days. Aging Process: The wine is aged 24 months in Slovenian oak barrels and bottle-ages 12 months. Winemaker: Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti.