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Review 2015 Virna Borgogno Barolo Sarmassa 750ml

2015 Virna Borgogno Barolo Sarmassa 750ml

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Ultra precise and ultra elegant, this fantastic Barolo will transport you to the rolling hills of northern Italy's Piedmont region! Full of spice, berries, wet stones, and already integrated tannin, this will overdeliver for the following 20 years!
About the Wine

Tasting Notes

94 Points James Suckling: A very solid young Barolo with tar, stone, aniseed and ripe-fruit character. Full-bodied, tight and integrated and a long, long finish. Shows precision and focus.

About The Wine

Vineyard: Sarmassa Vineyard

Grape-variety: Nebbiolo sub-varieties Lampia and Michet

Location: Sarmassa vineyard in the village of Barolo

Pruning: Guyot (6-8 buds)

Position: South

Vines/hectare: Average 5000

Yield in grapes: 5-5.5 t/ha

Year of planting: 1970/1980

Altitude: 250-260 metres

Winemaking

Crushing and de-stemming, maceration on the skins for approx. 15-20 days at a maximum temperature of 29-31°C. After drawing off and the first rackings, the wine is aged in Slavonian oak casks and small 500-litre barrels made of French oak (Allier) for around 18 months. It completes its maturation in stainless steel, prior to bottling; the bottles are then stored lying down for at least 6 months before labelling and shipping.

Producer Tasting Notes

Very deep ruby-red; still rather fresh nose, with hints of red berries steeped in delicate vanilla; dry, full taste, packed with body and structure combined with polyphenolic compounds that cater for lengthy ageing. 
This is a fine, on the whole still “young” wine showing great potential. It will be at its best after 3-4 years stored lying down in cool, dark surroundings. Serving recommended in large glasses at a temperature of 17-18°C.