Marcarini Barolo La Serra DOCG 2019, 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. 100% Nebbiolo. Marcarini Barolo ‘La Serra’ DOCG is garnet in color with slight orange reflections, a shade or two deeper than the Brunate; the bouquet is typical of the La Serra cru, floral (rose and violet petals, mountain flowers), ethereal, appealing and intense; dry, full and sturdy on the palate, austere yet velvety, extremely well balanced. Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo. Vineyards: From La Serra in La Morra. Exposure: South. Altitude: 300 meters (984 feet) above sea level. Soil: Calcareous clay with high magnesium content. Vine Age: 17 and 27 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. Maceration on the skins for three to four weeks. Aging Process: The wine ages 24 months in Slavonian oak and six months in the bottle. Winemaker: Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti.