GIRIBALDI BAROLO CERVIANO-MERLI 2013 (ORGANIC)
Azienda Agricola Mario Giribaldi
|Colour:||Ruby red with garnet reflections|
|Aromas:||Intense balsamic perceptions in harmony with perceptions of ripe red fruit and tobacco|
|Flavours:||Elegant and powerful entry into the mouth where bitter and sweet hints develop, final of light sweet tannin and liquorice, infinite persistence.|
These grapes come from vineyard Cerviano Merli, in Novello at a height 320-350 mt above sea level. The soil is marl - calcareous with a tendency to clayey, with a good permeability. The vineyard has a very good South exposure and the training system is Guyot with 5.000 plants per hectare.
The wine making process is in the traditional way, where for 15 days “rimontaggi and follatura” take place i.e. the must is pumped over the cap several times a day to avoid drying out, and also the cap is mechanically broken up. This happens at a temperature of 30-35 °C to optimise extraction. The wine is then drawn off, and left in steel vats for 4 months, then is matured in oak casks for 2 years. Then up to today the wine is kept in the bottle in Giribaldi's underground cellar where there is a constant temperature of 16°C.