In 2016 – an outstanding vintage – we decided to make a Reserve once more.
Garnet red with an intense bouquet, wood and notes of vanilla and spices clearly show through on the nose, owing to ageing in large oak casks for 28 months.
Bold and very appealing on the palate, the tannins are assertive, yet very well-balanced.
To enjoy it at its very best, we recommend decanting the wine to let it breathe and bring out all its fragrance, matching it with red meat or game mains.
Product Name: Barolo DOCG RISERVA Rocche dell’Annunziata
Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont
Alcohol percentage: 14.5%
Ageing: 24 months in concrete tanks, 28 months in oak casks, 8 months in steel tanks
Number of bottles produced: 3,212 (750 ML) + 225 (magnums 1500 ML) + 30 (magnums 3000 ML)
Date of Bottling: 23/02/2022
Wine-making: according to tradition: fairly lengthy fermentations on the skins (submerged cap for 15-20 days), with frequent breaking up of the cap and pumping over of the must, followed by maturing in oak casks holding between 2,500 and 3,500 litres.
Temperature: controlled (27° – 28° C)
Lenght: 15-20 days
Malolactic: done in concrete
Ageing: traditional (5 years by law)
Age of barrels: 1-20 years
Wood type: French oak (Allier and Nevers) and Austrian oak (Manhartsberg e Weidling)
Barrels type: big casks
Level of toast: not toasted
Aging time in wood: 28 months
Minimum ageing in bottle: 6 months
Exposure: South – South-West
Date of Harvest: 05/10/2016