Other Reds

2001

Moccagatta Cole

Nebbiolo

750 ML

$89.99

Product Description

Varietal: Nebbiolo Area of production: town of Barbaresco Vineyard: geographical indication COLE Years of vineyard planting: 1972 - 2004 Surface: 0.5 ha Vines per hectare: 4,000 Type of soil: blue marlstone with calcareous grits Exposure: south-east Altitude: 270 - 280 m Harvest: last 10 days of September first 10 days of October Average production/hectare: 5-6 tons Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats with yeasts selected from Nebbiolo. Ageing in French oak barriques for 18 months and bottle refining for at least 9 months. Bottles produced: 2,500

Details

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Region: Barbaresco

Region Description:

This robust red wine made from the Nebbiolo grape in the Piedmont region of Italy is full bodied, high in tannins, acidity, and alcohol. Aromas are suggestive of tar, violets, roses, strawberries, even truffles. Very similar to, if a little less full-bodied than, Barolo, it traditionally needs to be aged for at least three years in the winery (five years if it is a Reserva), but benefits from additional aging. More recent vintages are fruitier in flavor, often a bit oaky, and may be ready to drink as soon as two to five years after release.